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News archive – 2016

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These are archive pages with news items from 2016.


22nd April 2016

Joint statement from the Save the DGH Campaign Group and East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Representatives from the ten year old Save the DGH campaign group met with the Trust’s new senior leadership team last week. Newly appointed Chief Executive, Dr Adrian Bull and other Trust executives, met with SDGH representatives on Friday, and recently appointed Chairman, David Clayton-Smith, met with SDGH representatives on Saturday. The meetings were hugely constructive…

20th April 2016

Spreading the word about joining the organ donor register

Members of our Organ Donation Group will be at the Arndale Shopping Centre in Eastbourne on Saturday 23rd April 2016 to raise awareness of organ donation. Dr Tuhin Goswami, Clinical Lead Organ Donation said: “In the UK, one in three people die every day while waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. It doesn’t have to…

14th April 2016

Nurses recognised for their humanitarian work

Three of our colleagues have been recognised for their humanitarian work by being presented with our monthly staff award. Staff Nurses Marta Cunha, Marisa Ferreira and Vera Quintes recently travelled to Calais in France, in their own time, to offer first aid to the refugees in the camps near the French town. The nurses were…

13th April 2016

ESHT voluntary services recruiting ‘Dementia Care Companions’

Our Voluntary Services department is looking to recruit volunteers to become ‘Dementia Care Companions’. The role would include playing games, reading and being a general companion to inpatients with dementia to provide them with more personal interaction and distraction from daily ward life. If you are interested in voluntering for this position, please contact either…

12th April 2016

Nurses from the Philippines set to start work at the Trust

The Trust has welcomed a new group of 13 nurses from the Philippines who have arrived to take up staff nurse positions at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH. The nurses will spend a week being introduced into the organisation and will then start working on the wards. This will initially be as unregistered nurses whilst…

11th April 2016

Sexual Health hold open events to launch new service

Following the success of winning the contract to continue to be the provider of integrated Sexual Health and HIV treatment and care services in East Sussex, our Sexual Health services held open events to launch the new service and give people the chance to discuss with staff the range of services available and look around…

30th March 2016

Charity appoints Musicians in Residence for Trust

Nine budding music stars of the future have been appointed as honorary Musicians in Residence for East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust by the charity Arts in Healthcare. Alex Bailey, Henry Bristow, Beth Couch, Niamh Hayden-Ling, Harry Keeble, Thomas Pickering, Donya Rafati, Frances Thomas-Barrell and Francesca Tilley will give their time for free to play at…

30th March 2016

Consultant retires after 32 years working in Eastbourne

Colleagues gathered earlier this month to celebrate the retirement of Dr Janet McGowan, who has worked in Eastbourne for over 30 years. Dr McGowan divided her time between working as a Consultant Anaesthetist and a Pain Management Consultant during her career. She retired from her Consultant Anaesthetist post last year but has continued her work…

30th March 2016

Recruitment of nurses from home and abroad continues

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust is continuing to recruit more nurses from both home and abroad to work at Eastbourne DGH, Conquest Hospital and in the community. The recruitment overseas is in response to a national shortage of trained nurses which has led the government to temporarily change the restrictions on nurse recruitment from outside…

30th March 2016

People urged to choose the right service as NHS faces huge demand

People who need healthcare support across East Sussex are being urged to choose the right service as the local NHS faces huge demand. NHS emergency and urgent care services across the county are experiencing major spikes in demand, with significant increases in people attending A&E and ringing for an ambulance. GP services and walk-in-centres at…