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News archive – 2016

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These are archive pages with news items from 2016.


3rd November 2016

Use of monitoring system helps to save lives

We are one of the top performing Trusts for monitoring patients using a clinical monitoring system called ‘VitalPAC’. VitalPAC is used across both Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH to assist with the monitoring and analysis of patients’ vital signs, helping to save lives by the early detection of a patient’s deterioration, enabling quicker clinical intervention.…

2nd November 2016

ESHT stroke services highlighted as one of the best

Our stroke services have been highlighted for being one of the best in the country, in a Stroke Association report. The report compared stroke services across the country in key performance areas. It rated our service as the quickest for scanning suspected stroke patients within one hour (81%) and fourth best in the country for…

31st October 2016

Infection rates following knee or hip replacements below national average

A review of all patients who had a knee or hip replacement at Conquest Hospital or Eastbourne DGH over a 12 month period has shown that the rates of infection following surgery are below the national average. The analysis of infections that occur after surgery in the part of the body where the surgery took…

27th October 2016

Radiology upgrade enhances privacy and dignity

Upgrading and expansion of the radiology reception and waiting areas at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH has been completed. The upgrade offers enhanced privacy and dignity when patients are booking into a clinic or waiting for radiology examinations such as an X Ray or scan. Dr Neil Barlow Consultant Radiologist said: “The upgraded reception and…

17th October 2016

Local company helps to fund course for people living with Type 1 diabetes

A course to help people in East Sussex adjust to living with Type 1 diabetes is being sponsored by a local company for the third year running. Marshall-Tufflex, who are based in Hastings, have donated £2,642 to cover the administration costs of the SADIE (Skills for Adjusting Diet and Insulin in East Sussex) course, which…

17th October 2016

Financial Special Measures

In light of the significant financial challenges that the Trust faces, we have been placed in Financial Special Measures by NHS Improvement, and will be under the special measures regime for financial performance. Financial Special Measures were introduced by NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSI) to improve financial performance for Trust’s facing significant and unsustainable…

12th October 2016

‘Sock it to Sepsis’ week raises awareness

‘Sock it to Sepsis’ has been the message at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust with events and information to raise awareness of the condition amongst staff, patients and the public. Previously known as septicaemia or blood poisoning, sepsis is a life threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to an infection injures its own…

10th October 2016

Doctors and nurses take part in Hypo awareness week

Doctors and Nurses at East Sussex Healthcare have taken part in a national drive to raise awareness of a condition in people living with diabetes. Hypoglycaemia, also known as a “hypo”, happens when the blood glucose levels of people with diabetes drop too low and they can feel shaky, unwell and can even slip into…

6th October 2016

Annual baby remembrance service

The Annual Baby Remembrance Service will be held in the Chapel of the Holy Cross at Conquest Hospital, The Ridge, St Leonards-on-Sea, on Sunday 9th October 2016 at 3.00pm. All who have suffered the loss of a child, no matter how long ago, are welcome to come to the service. The service will be a…

5th October 2016

Trust Board meeting – 12th October 2016

The next Trust Board meeting of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust will take place on Wednesday 12th October at 11.00am in the Lecture Theatre, Education Centre, Conquest Hospital, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex,TN37 7RD. Meetings are held in public and papers for the meeting can be downloaded here>> The Trust Board meets in public bi-monthly.