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15th June 2018
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First of its kind robotic hoist in the UK at Bexhill Hospital

The Irvine Unit at Bexhill Hospital is the first in the UK to have a mobile robotic hoist, thanks to the generosity of the Bexhill Hospital League of Friends. The Swiss made, state-of-the-art robotic hoist, costing around £60,000, is able to support the weight of patients whilst they learn to balance and walk again, at…

14th June 2018
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National Inpatient Survey

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published the results of a survey that reflects the views of inpatients treated in the Trust’s hospitals, as part of a national survey of patients, and shows, of almost three out of four questions asked, the Trust was better or equal to the national average. The survey, conducted last…

14th June 2018
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Matron wins Employee of the month award

Matron Tracey Dougan has won an employee of the month award, after being nominated twice for her support of the ward staff and the senior nursing team. Tracey was presented with her award by Trust Chairman, David Clayton-Smith. Evette Davies, Deputy Head of Nursing for Surgery, Anaesthetics and Diagnostics Division who nominated her said: “Tracey…

12th June 2018

Sarah Marzaioli receives BEM in Queen’s birthday honours list

Sarah Marzaioli has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s birthday honours List, for her services to Speech and Language Therapy. Sarah has worked in Speech and Language Therapy for 36 years. She has been recognised for her work to continually drive best practice and improve efficiency in the administration of the…

12th June 2018
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Ratton school make kind donation to Pevensey Day Unit

The Head Girl at Ratton School, Lily Dixon, on behalf of the school, presented a donation of £1,700 to the Pevensey Day Unit at Eastbourne DGH, which will go towards funding a Scalp Cooler which helps patients retain their hair while having chemotherapy treatment. The Pevensey Day Unit was Ratton School’s designated charity of the…

7th June 2018
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Volunteers thanked for long service

The invaluable work of volunteers at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, has been celebrated as part of National Volunteers Week. Three events were held to celebrate and thank volunteers, culminating in a Long Service Award Ceremony held at The Manor Barn in Bexhill-on-Sea. Twenty nine volunteers and their guests attended the ceremony, which recognised their…

7th June 2018
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ESHT is first in UK to prescribe new endocrine drug

The Trust is the first in the UK to prescribe a new endocrine drug called Natpar, a recombinant human parathyroid hormone. The parathyroid glands are found in the neck and secrete a hormone (PTH) which is important in regulating the body’s calcium levels. Hypoparathyroidism is a rare condition caused when the body does not make…

6th June 2018
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CQC acknowledges ‘good’ services at ESHT following recent inspection

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated the Trust as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ in almost all of the services they inspected in March 2018. The CQC noted the Trust has made a marked improvement in the quality of its care, and concludes that the Trust no longer needs to be in special measures for quality.…

4th June 2018
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Trust leads national project for people with swallowing difficulties

We are implementing a new way of classifying modified foods and fluids for people who have swallowing difficulties, in line with recommendations from the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT). The Trust is an early implementer for introducing this approach for both acute and community services, and spearheading the one-year phased implementation, which…

31st May 2018
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Eastbourne MP visits Audiology

Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd visited the Audiology Department based at Park Practice in Hampden Park. He met the audiology team and was shown around the department. Audiology is all about the science of hearing and balance. The Trust’s Audiology team, of around 30 people, provides hearing assessments and ongoing care and treatment for adults and…

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