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28th December 2018
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Healthcare Assistant retires after 40 years’ NHS service

Pevensey Ward Healthcare Assistant, Teresita Taruc has retired after 40 years’ service to the NHS in Eastbourne. Teresita has worked for most of her career at Eastbourne DGH having started in 1978 with a brief four year period working at, the now demolished, St Mary’s Hospital. Pevensey Ward Matron, Art Lazaro said: “We wanted to…

24th December 2018
Christmas presents galore for children in hospital thumbnail image

Christmas presents galore for children in hospital

Kipling ward at Conquest Hospital has been inundated with donated Christmas presents for the children, thanks to various groups, clubs and organisations, who have donated over 400 presents for children of different ages, to be given out to patients and their siblings over Christmas. Kipling ward Matron, Rachel Brook said: “Everyone has been so generous.…

21st December 2018
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Pharmacy department receives a visit from local MP

The MP for Eastbourne, Stephen Lloyd has visited the Pharmacy department at Eastbourne DGH to tour the department and meet members of the pharmacy team. The Trust’s Pharmacy Department is responsible for dispensing all medicines used across the Trust, in addition to preparing specialist products such as cytotoxic chemotherapy used for the treatment of cancer.…

19th December 2018
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Presents donated for children attending Emergency department over Christmas

Over 50 presents for boys and girls of different ages, who attend the Emergency department at Conquest Hospital over the Christmas period, have been purchased, thanks to a donated of money from the Lodge St Michael 4426 in St Leonards. Emergency Department Matron, Holly Gray said: “We would like to thank Lodge St Michael for…

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…