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20th February 2019
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Newly qualified nurses start work at Trust

A total of 17 newly qualified nurses have taken up posts within acute and community areas of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. In total, nine nurses have taken up posts at Eastbourne DGH, five nurses at Conquest Hospital and three have taken up posts within the community. Vikki Carruth, Director of Nursing, said “I would…

20th February 2019
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MP visits physiotherapy

Local MP Stephen Lloyd visited the physiotherapy department at Eastbourne DGH to meet with physiotherapists and see the varied aspects of their work. Around 170 physiotherapists work across the Trust with 70 of them working specifically in the Eastbourne area. Physiotherapists provide therapy in acute hospital services like critical care, stroke and neurology and provide…

18th February 2019
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Prostate Cancer Group donate equipment

The Eastbourne Prostate Cancer Support Organisation (PCaSO) have donated a Urine Analyser and a Molift Raiser to the Urology Investigation Suite at Eastbourne DGH. The Urine Analyser is used to perform automatic urine testing and can detect and quantify a number protein, glucose and red blood cells in urine. The Molift Raiser is used to…

12th February 2019
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Work starts on new Urology Investigation Suite

Work has started on a new £1.3 million Urology Investigation Suite which will offer a dedicated one stop urology clinic and an enhanced patient experience. The new development is expected to be completed by June and will co-locate all urology services at Eastbourne DGH, creating a modern, fit for purpose Urology Investigation Unit. It will…

11th February 2019
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New test to help improve early cancer detection

A new simple test, which will help detect hidden quantities of blood in a stool sample which can be an indication of bowel cancer, improving early cancer detection, is being used by East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust as part of the colorectal cancer pathway. This new Faecal Immunochemical Test is given to a patient at…

6th February 2019
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Friends donation allows medicines to be dispensed at the patient bedside

A new system that uses ‘computers on wheels’ is helping pharmacy staff at the Trust to dispense medicines at the patient bedside, ensuring they get the “right medicine to the right patient at the right time”. The computers, along with their medicine cart, are being used at both Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH. They have…

30th January 2019
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Improvement shown in Trust’s maternity services

A national survey on maternity services undertaken on behalf of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), has found that maternity care at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has improved across a number of areas. The CQC surveyed 111 women who had given birth at ESHT in January and February 2018 and compared their experiences of care…

29th January 2019
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Winners of ESHT’s ‘Clean Care Award’

Tressell Ward at Conquest Hospital along with the Outpatients Department at Eastbourne DGH are the latest winners of the Infection Prevention and Control Team’s ‘Clean Care Award’. Silva Gladstone Infection Control Nurse Specialist said: “The quarterly ‘Clean Care Award’ is awarded to clinical areas where outstanding infection prevention and control practice is evident. The teams…

25th January 2019
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New community maternity team deliver first baby

The Maternity service at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) is the first in the Sussex and Surrey region to successfully launch a new community maternity team and deliver their first baby in line with the recommendations from The National Maternity Review: Better Births Report. The team is called ‘The Coastal Team’, and comprises of…

24th January 2019
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Your opportunity to recognise outstanding care in the People’s Choice Award

Members of the public are being asked to show their recognition for a team or individual member of staff at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust by nominating  those who have provided outstanding care to themselves, a close friend or relative, for a People’s Choice Award. The People’s Choice Award gives patients and the public the…