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14th December 2018
Sod cutting ceremony marks start of construction of a new MRI Scanner Suite thumbnail image

Sod cutting ceremony marks start of construction of a new MRI Scanner Suite

A Sod cutting ceremony, to mark the start of construction of a new MRI Scanner Suite at Conquest Hospital was performed by Sara Stoner, Vice Chair Friends of Conquest Hospital MRI Scanner Appeal and Peter Mitchell-Davis Vice President of the League of Friends of Bexhill Hospital. The ceremony was preceded over by David Clayton-Smith, Chairman…

13th December 2018
Trust Doctors offer first pacemaker linked to an Android Smartphone in the South of England thumbnail image

Trust Doctors offer first pacemaker linked to an Android Smartphone in the South of England

An East Sussex patient has become the first person in the South of England to receive a permanent pacemaker which can communicate directly with a patients’ Android smartphone or tablet. The pacemaker monitors the patient’s heart rhythm and, via a downloaded application on an Android smartphone, can communicate with doctors in the hospital. This remote…

12th December 2018
TARN Co-ordinator wins Employee of the month award thumbnail image

TARN Co-ordinator wins Employee of the month award

Kelly Tuppen, Co-ordinator for TARN (Trauma Audit and Research Network), has won the Employee of the month award. Kelly’s diligent work in collecting high quality trauma data has helped the Trust improve its position in TARN from poor to excellent. Nicola James, Clinical Effectiveness Facilitator – Clinical Governance who nominated Kelly said: “Kelly has been…

30th November 2018
New scopes give video images of a patients ability to swallow thumbnail image

New scopes give video images of a patients ability to swallow

The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital have donated an endoscopy stack and two top of the range video nasendoscopes, worth £79,000, to the Speech and Language Therapy department, who will use the new equipment to assess a patients ability to swallow. Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing is a recognised tool for the assessment and management of…

29th November 2018
Trust to receive £1.7 million funding to implement electronic prescribing thumbnail image

Trust to receive £1.7 million funding to implement electronic prescribing

The Trust is to introduce a new electronic prescribing and medicines administration system and move away from handwritten prescriptions, supported by £1.7 million of additional funding from the Department of Health and Social Care. Electronic prescribing will help make the most effective use of medicines and improve patient safety. It will free up time for…

23rd November 2018
New CT scanner suite opened at Eastbourne DGH thumbnail image

New CT scanner suite opened at Eastbourne DGH

A new Computerised Tomography (CT) scanner suite costing £2.9 million, with two state-of-the-art CT scanners, has been officially opened by Councillor Colin Belsey, Chairman of East Sussex Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee. The suite includes a £500,000 state-of-the-art CT scanner generously funded by The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital. The two new CT scanners are very…

23rd November 2018
Speech and Language Therapy Administrator, receives British Empire Medal thumbnail image

Speech and Language Therapy Administrator, receives British Empire Medal

Speech and Language Therapy Administrator, Sarah Marzaioli, who was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s birthday honours list for her services to Speech and Language Therapy, has received her medal from the HM Lord Lieutenant for East Sussex, Mr Peter J Field at an investiture held at Hastings Town Hall. Sarah Marzaioli…

21st November 2018
Occupational Therapists promote their work thumbnail image

Occupational Therapists promote their work

Occupational Therapists at ESHT have been promoting their work during Occupational Therapy Week, to help raise the profile of the profession which supports people to ‘live life their way’ despite any health or care needs they may be living with. Occupational Therapists at Bexhill Irvine Rehabilitation Unit, Conquest Hospital, Eastbourne District General Hospital and Firwood…

21st November 2018
Physiotherapy Assistant brave the shave raises money for Macmillan thumbnail image

Physiotherapy Assistant brave the shave raises money for Macmillan

David Kay, a Physiotherapy Assistant at Eastbourne DGH, has taken part in Macmillan’s ‘Brave the Shave’ campaign and had his hair, beard and eyebrows shaved off, to raise over £1,700 for Macmillan. David had his head shaved by two physiotherapists in front of colleagues during a lunch break. David said: “The generosity of my colleagues…

21st November 2018
Local MP visits pathology department thumbnail image

Local MP visits pathology department

Local MP for Eastbourne, Stephen Lloyd has paid a visit to the pathology department at Eastbourne DGH and met with doctors, scientists and technicians working in Pathology and toured the laboratory. The Trust’s pathology department performs around six million tests each year. Virtually every patient’s diagnoses or monitoring of their condition, is undertaken through some…