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20th October 2017
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Celebrating the Trust’s Unsung Heroes

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust celebrated the brilliant work of their support staff during Unsung Heroes Week. During the week, a series of events were held throughout the Trust including a number of road shows which celebrated and shared the variety of work support staff do across the organisation. The week culminated in a celebration…

19th October 2017
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PACS officer wins Monthly Staff Award

Picture Archive and Communication System (PACS) officer Lawrie Smith, who looks after the medical imaging systems, was nominated for his help and commitment to the Subject Access Requests (SAR) Team when a changeover of systems was put in place. In nominating him, Lynette Wells, Director of Corporate Affairs said: “I am writing this nomination on…

12th October 2017
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Eye catching mural painted in Kipling Children’s Ward courtyard

A two story wall in the courtyard of the Kipling Children’s ward at Conquest Hospital has received a massive facelift in the form a mural, thanks to members of Darvell Bruderhof. The mural depicting cartoon characters has been painted by members of Darvell Bruderhof and will eventually form part of a new play area for…

12th October 2017
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Local MP visits Emergency Department

Local MP, Stephen Lloyd has visited the Emergency Department at Eastbourne DGH to meet staff and see the work of the unit. Eastbourne and Willingdon MP, Stephen Lloyd said: “It was impressive to see the machine that our DGH Accident and Emergency Department is. Having to deal sometimes, suddenly, with an influx of patients the…

11th October 2017
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Trust is praised by Secretary of State as most improved in country

The Trust has been praised in a personal letter from the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, as having the most improved quarterly performance in our Emergency Departments (A&E) in the country. The quarterly percentage of patients treated and either admitted or discharged within four hours increased by nearly nine percentage points, from 80.7%…

10th October 2017
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Generous donation given to Buchanan Delivery Suite

The Buchanan Delivery Suite at Conquest Hospital was the beneficiary of £13,076.05 donation from local Masons. Colin Dann, Trustee of the Sussex Masonic Charities, presented a cheque to Buchanan Delivery Suite Lead Matron Kirsty Milward and other members of the maternity team. Matron Kirsty MiIward said: “We would like to thank the Sussex Masonic Charities…

9th October 2017
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Trust takes part in CPR World Record attempt

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has joined thousands across the country in an attempt to beat the world record for the most people being trained in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in a two hour period – (09.09hrs to 11.09hrs – Monday 9th October 2017). A total of 43 people were trained locally in basic life support…

9th October 2017
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Centralised Booking Team win monthly staff award

The Clinical Admininistration Outpatient’s team at Conquest Hospital, have won the Trust’s Monthly Staff Award. The team recently moved offices and were involved in the planning and organisation of the move, which resulted in no disruption to the service. The team were nominated for the award, by Jo Byers, Head of Clinical Administration who said…

6th October 2017
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International day of older persons celebrated

The Trust held a number of events to celebrate International Day of Older Persons, a celebration of the achievements and contributions that older people make to society. The events held ranged from tea parties at Eastbourne District General Hospital and Bexhill Irvine Unit to a number of informative displays in various locations to promote independence…

5th October 2017
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New type of heart pacemaker fitted

Cardiologists at the Trust are the first in Europe to fit a new type of pacemaker device with specially coated leads which glide easier through veins and into position in a patient’s heart. The innovative coating on the pacemaker leads allows doctors to easily manoeuvre them through the patient’s vein with the added benefit of…

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