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15th August 2019
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NHS calls on A-level students to join the NHS

As around 3,300 students in East Sussex get their A-level results, NHS leaders are calling on young people to consider a career in nursing. The NHS has worked with universities to offer more than 7,000 extra nursing places in higher education from September, as part of the NHS Long Term Plan to build a workforce…

12th August 2019
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New Ultrasound for Emergency Department

Patients at the Emergency Department at Conquest Hospital are now able to benefit from a new ultrasound machine which makes images so that organs inside the body can be examined. Dr Danni Vidler Consultant in Emergency Medicine said: “This is an essential piece of equipment for providing safe, quick, effective care for some of our…

8th August 2019
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Trust’s Florence Nightingale Windrush 70 scholar

Graham Howard, Intravenous Nurse Specialist, has graduated from the first Florence Nightingale Windrush 70 Leadership programme. Graham was one of seventy nurses to complete the programme. Graham Howard, Intravenous Nurse Specialist and Florence Nightingale Leadership Scholar said: “The Florence Nightingale Windrush 70 Leadership programme was truly amazing. After a rigorous application and selection process I…

30th July 2019
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Winners of ESHT’s ‘Clean Care Award’

Critical Care at Conquest Hospital and Pevensey Ward at Eastbourne DGH are the latest winners of the Infection Prevention and Control Team’s ‘Clean Care Award’. The teams are presented with a plaque and a certificate to mark their achievement by ESHT Chief Executive Adrian Bull. Helen Tingley, Infection Control Nurse Specialist said: “The ‘Clean Care…

26th July 2019
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Eleven year old raises money for baby bereavement charity

Eleven year old Brayden Farmer from Westfield School who raised £10 through making fruit pots and rice crispy cakes and selling them to his friends, has donated the money to SANDS, a stillbirth and neonatal death charity. Brayden visited the Maternity Unit at Conquest Hospital to present the money to Kirsty Milward, Labour Ward Lead…

23rd July 2019
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Paediatric Airway Trollies donated by the Friends

Three Paediatric Airway Trollies, equipped with all the appropriately sized equipment to maintain a child’s airway when they require an operation, have been donated by the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital. The trollies, each costing around £5,000, will be used in the Operating Theatres and Day Surgery Unit at Eastbourne DGH. Claire Evans, Specialist Theatre Practitioner…

18th July 2019
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Achievements celebrated at Pride of ESHT Awards

The achievements of members of staff at the Trust were celebrated at the annual Pride of ESHT Awards, with 15 awards presented and recognition of 12 members of staff who have achieved over 40 years’ service to the NHS. The evening was held at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill. Steve Phoenix, Trust Chairman…

17th July 2019
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HRH The Princess Royal opens new MRI Suite at Conquest Hospital

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited Conquest Hospital, St Leonards-on-Sea to open the new MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Suite. The event was attended by civic dignitaries including the Lord-Lieutenant for East Sussex, Peter Field, Chairman of East Sussex County Council, Cllr David Elkin and Mayor of Hastings, Cllr Nigel Sinden. Her Royal Highness toured…

16th July 2019
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Mortuary Manager wins Employee of the Month Award

Mortuary Manager, Lydia Judge-Kronis has won an Employee of the Month Award for her compassion and thoughtfulness when dealing with a family who had special wishes after the death of a loved one. Jenny Douthwaite, Clinical Nurse Specialist who nominated Lydia said: “The reason I am nominating Lydia for this award is because she has…

12th July 2019
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National award for programme to reduce infection rates in joint replacement surgery

A unique collaboration involving the Trust and 29 other organisations, which drives forward improvements for patients having hip and knee replacements, has won a top national award. The programme called QIST (Quality Improvement for Surgical Teams) aims to reduce infection rates from MSSA (Methicillin Sensitive Staphylococcus Aureus) for patients undergoing joint replacement surgery and wad…