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19th June 2019
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Sun awareness and sun safety promoted

Members of the dermatology specialist nurse team have been raising awareness of the dangers of burning and tanning excessively in the sun, during sun awareness week. The team were on hand at a display stand to provide advice on how to spot signs of skin cancer as well as discouraging the use of sun beds.…

11th June 2019
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New Urology Investigation Suite opens

A new £1.3 million Urology Investigation Suite offering patients a dedicated one stop urology clinic and an enhanced experience, has opened at Eastbourne DGH. The new development provides a modern, fit for purpose Urology Investigation Unit that will significantly reduce the time taken to diagnose cancer and other urological conditions. It includes ten outpatient clinic…

11th June 2019
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Healthcare Assistant wins Employee of the Month Award

Healthcare Assistant, Janice Saunders, who works on De Cham Ward at Conquest Hospital, has won an Employee of the Month Award in recognition of her fundraising for the ward. Su Sparkes, Ward Matron for De Cham Ward, who nominated Janice said: “Janice has gone above and beyond her duty to commence fund raising on De…

10th June 2019
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New ramp improves access to therapy garden

A new ramp, funded by the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital, has improved access for patients with mobility issues, to the therapeutic garden at Eastbourne DGH. Patients in wheelchairs can now more readily access the therapeutic garden as well enabling access to patients in their beds to get out into the fresh air to experience the…

4th June 2019
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Invaluable work of volunteers praised

The invaluable work of over 750 volunteers, who give their time and skills for free to improve the patient, staff and visitor experience at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, has been praised as part of National Volunteers Week. Amy Reilly, Patient Experience Lead said: “National Volunteers Week is an opportunity to praise the tremendous work…

4th June 2019
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New Consultant Haematologist appointed at the Trust

Dr Anna Cowley, has joined the Trust’s Haematology team increasing the number of Consultant Haematologists to three. Dr Cowley originally trained at University College, London and undertook her haematology training at a number of hospitals including Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, St Georges Hospital in London, the Clinical Research Facility at UCLH and Croydon University Hospital.…

31st May 2019
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New Service provides psychological care for Critical Care Patients

The first Clinical Psychologist working in Critical Care for the South of England has been employed at the Trust to provide psychological care for patients on the Unit and after their stay. In 2012 the government published a paper, ‘No Health without Mental Health’ which highlighted the need for mental health services to have parity…

30th May 2019
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Trust promotes International Addison’s Disease Day

The Endocrinology teams at ESHT are launching their first campaign to promote International Addison’s Disease Day. Addison’s disease, also known as primary adrenal insufficiency or hypoadrenalism, is a rare disorder of the adrenal glands. Early-stage symptoms of Addison’s disease are similar to other more common health conditions, such as depression or flu with people experiencing…

24th May 2019
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East Sussex Health Visiting service and Children’s Centres receive prestigious award

The Health Visiting service run by the Trust with the support of East Sussex County Council’s Children’s Centres, has been awarded the prestigious Baby Friendly Award from Unicef (United Nations Children’s Fund). The award, which was presented by Anne Strong, UNICEF Professional Officer at a ceremony, recognises public services that protect, promote and support breastfeeding…

24th May 2019

Exciting opportunity to influence and shape the local NHS

The Trust is recruiting two new Associate Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) to join the Trust Board, to provide additional support to the Board and contribute to a range of board committees. An information evening for those interested in the roles will take place on Thursday 6th June at 5.00pm at Bexhill Health Centre, Bexhill Hospital, Holliers…