News archive – 2016

These are archive news items from 2016.

29th December 2016

Please use our A&E departments sensibly

Our hospitals are very busy – please use our A&E departments sensibly People across East Sussex are being asked to think twice before they attend one of our Emergency Departments (A&E) in Hastings or Eastbourne, and we are urging people to please only attend if they are seriously unwell or critically injured. Both Conquest Hospital…

23rd December 2016
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Carols cheer up Irvine unit patients

Carols cheer up Irvine Unit patients The ‘Meet and eat lunch club’ run by Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team, for people recovering from a stroke teamed up with the Stroke Association’s ‘sing out for stroke’ group to sing Christmas carols to the patients at the Irvine Unit at Bexhill Hospital. Lynn Vincent, Rehabilitation Support Worker for…

16th December 2016

Elf Day for Alzheimer’s Society

The Outpatients department at Eastbourne DGH took part in Elf Day, a festive fundraiser to support the Alzheimer’s Society. Organised by the nursing staff, Elf Day included dressing as an elf, a cake sale and guess the name of the elf to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. With the kind support and generosity of…

16th December 2016

Nurses from the Philippines join the Trust

The Trust has welcomed a group of 11 nurses from the Philippines who have arrived to take up staff nurse positions at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH. This is in addition to 13 nurses from the Philippines that joined the Trust in April. The nurses will spend a week being introduced into the organisation and…

15th December 2016

Super knitting trio create special ‘memory mitts’

Super knitting trio Matron Lesley Carter and her relatives, Jennifer and Elsie Fairhall, have been busy knitting a supply of special ‘memory mitts’, which can be given to support the care of patients with dementia visiting Bexhill Day Surgery Unit. Patients with dementia are likely to be anxious and confused when coming into hospital so…

14th December 2016

A guide for new fathers launched

A guide for new fathers to explain their baby’s development and what developmental milestones babies should be reaching has been launched. The ‘Manual for Fathers’ will be given to new dads as part of a pilot project. Produced by Health Visitor, Sarah-Jane Marsland while training to become a Health Visitor, The ‘Manual for Fathers’ highlights:…

14th December 2016

Emergency doctor wins monthly staff award

Dr Danni Vidler, based in the Emergency department at Conquest Hospital has won the Trust’s monthly staff award for her work in the department. Dr Vidler was nominated by Emma Faulkner, Cardiac Nurse Practitioner in Cardiology who said “There is no better example of how the Trust’s values are demonstrated than by Dr Vidler. Danni…

14th December 2016

Outpatient booking service hours extended

The opening hours of the Trust’s Outpatient Booking service at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH have been extended to provide a more responsive service to patients. The new opening hours are: Monday to Friday – 8.00am to 6.00pm Saturday – 9.00am to 12noon (Conquest Hospital only) The number of staff working in the service has…

13th December 2016

Trust Board meeting – 14th December 2016

The next Trust Board meeting of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust will take place on Wednesday 14th December at 10.45am in the St Mary’s Boardroom, Eastbourne District General Hospital, Kings Drive, Eastbourne BN21 2UD. Meetings are held in public and papers for the meeting can be downloaded here The Trust Board meets in public bi-monthly.

13th December 2016

New sexual health and contraception website launched

A new website has been launched offering a ‘one-stop shop’ for information on sexual health and contraception in East Sussex. www.eastsussexsexualhealth.co.uk is run by East Sussex County Council and East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and aims to ensure people can find and access sexual health services available in their area. It includes information on contraception…