News archive – 2016

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These are archive pages with news items from 2016.


9th December 2016

Three Midwives give birth in Eastbourne Midwifery Unit

Three midwives have recently given birth in the Eastbourne Midwifery Unit (EMU) within six days of each other. The midwives brought their babies back to the unit to meet up with each other and their midwifery colleagues. Erika Richardson came with 16 day old baby Mollie, Paula Yates with 12 day old Milo and Jade…

7th December 2016

Critical Care Nurse retires after 41 years

Critical Care Sister Veronica Carey is retiring after 41 years’ service in the NHS. Past and present colleagues meet to give her a good send off. Veronica was given a cake intricately decorated as a critical care nurse complete with edible stethoscope, scissors, ECG traces, pills and a syringe along with a number of other…

6th December 2016

Local Diabetes Consultant contributes to Parliamentary Report

Dr David Lipscomb, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has contributed to the recently published All Party Parliamentary Group report on Diabetes. He spoke to the group at the House of Commons about the role of clinical networks and the importance of using education to champion improvement. The report entitled…

2nd December 2016

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust signs up to RCM wellbeing charter

Maternity services at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust have become the latest in the south of England to commit to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) health and wellbeing charter. The charter is part of the RCM’s ‘Caring for You’ campaign which aims to improve midwives health, safety and wellbeing at work. The ‘Caring for…

30th November 2016

Schoolboy sells his toys to donate money to children’s ward

Schoolboy Tendai Nengoma (11 years old) sold his old toys to donate the proceeds to the Children’s ward at Eastbourne DGH. Tendai who attends Heron Park Primary Academy had an idea to hold a sale of his old toys and managed to raise £8.09. He came along to the ward to give the money to…

21st November 2016

Nurse retires after 51 years of NHS service

Senior staff nurse Kathy Smith, who worked on Mirrlees ward at Conquest Hospital has retired after 51 years of NHS service. Kathy’s nursing career began as a student nurse at Farnborough Hospital in Kent on 18th September 1965. Staff nurse Lynsey Sadler said: “Kathy is a well-loved and hugely respected member of the Mirrlees nursing…

17th November 2016

Elective Admissions Team wins monthly staff award

The Elective Admissions Team, based at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH, has won the Trust’s monthly staff award for their work to support patients who are coming into hospital for planned surgery. The team co-ordinates the booking of patients for surgery, ensuring that they receive treatment in a timely manner and that resources are used…

15th November 2016

New area for relatives of critical care patients

A refurbished private area has been created for relatives of critical care patients to have conversations with doctors and nurses. The organ donation committee donated £1500 to create an area with comfortable soft seating, new flooring and a more calming environment for private and difficult conversations with clinical staff. Sylvia Harris Critical Care Practice Educator…

10th November 2016

Kind donation to the Irvine Unit in memory of Lee Brazier

Friends and family of Lee Brazier, who sadly died in January 2016, have presented the money they raised in Lee’s memory, to the nurses and therapists of the Irvine Unit at Bexhill Hospital. They raised £3363.28 through running the Hastings Half and Mini Marathon. Lee had been a patient in the Irvine Unit for around…

4th November 2016

Cardiology Simulation Training

Hospital is a national site for Cardiology simulation training Eastbourne DGH is one of only eight approved hospitals in the United Kingdom to offer simulation training for new specialist cardiac doctors to improve their skills with heart procedures. Doctors are able to learn and practice procedures in a simulated situation using high-tech mannequins and IT…