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News archive – 2016

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These are archive pages with news items from 2016.


30th September 2016

New doctors recruited in Emergency Medicine

Three new doctors have joined ESHT’s Emergency Departments following a successful recuitment opportunity in India, by one of our senior consultants. Mr Utham R Shanker, Consultant in Emergency Medicine was visiting India to conduct the Royal College of Emergency Medicine exams, and at the same time managed to recruit the trio. Mr Shanker said: “It…

28th September 2016

ESHT support for Project SEARCH enters its third year

Project SEARCH a supported internship programme, is building on the success of the previous two years work by providing 11 young people with a learning disability or difficulty, the opportunity to access a range of internships with the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. In the upcoming year, the young people who are aged between 17…

28th September 2016

Patients benefit from improved stroke service

Patients from across the county are benefitting from a much improved ESHT stroke service since it was centralised at Eastbourne DGH three years ago. Our specialist stroke unit, offers specialised assessment and diagnosis to patients presenting with stroke symptoms and the service has exceeded performance targets and is receiving excellent feedback from patients and their…

23rd September 2016

Catrina’s hard work recognised by doctors in training

Catrina Turner, Foundation Programme Administrator in the medical education department, has been awarded for her pastoral support to around 50 Foundation Year 1 and 2 junior doctors in training at Conquest Hospital. Catrina was nominated Dr Geoffrey Lie, Foundation Year Doctor who wrote about what he described as an “exceptional colleague”. He said: “Catrina has…

21st September 2016

Mentors recognised at ESHT award ceremony

The contribution Mentors and Preceptors make to peoples’ healthcare careers was recognised at the ESHT Mentor of the Year Awards held at the Cooden Beach Hotel in Bexhill. The mentors were nominated by the nurses and healthcare care staff they mentor, with the ceremony culminating in the presentation of awards. Alice Webster Director of Nursing…

13th September 2016

Hydrotherapy celebrates 20th anniversary

Celebrations have taken place to mark the 20th anniversary of the Hydrotherapy pool at Conquest Hospital having opened in 1996. The physiotherapy department marked the event with hydrotherapy demonstrations followed by a celebratory lunch for staff, patients and the Trust Board. The pool offers 34 sessions of hydrotherapy per week to provide the service to…

7th September 2016

Building work restarts on Radiotherapy Centre at Eastbourne DGH

Building work has restarted on the new £15 million Radiotherapy Centre at Eastbourne DGH. It is anticipated the new Radiotherapy Centre will open to receive its first patients in May 2017. Once completed the new radiotherapy centre will significantly reduce the need for cancer patients to travel outside East Sussex for vital radiotherapy treatment. Currently,…

7th September 2016

New Medical Director

Dr David Walker has taken up his new role as Medical Director at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. Dr Walker is an experienced and much respected Consultant Cardiologist. He is currently Vice President British Cardiovascular Society and a member of the Board of the ACCA at the European Society of Cardiology. He was the national…

6th September 2016

Sign up to the organ donor register

Members of the East Sussex Healthcare Organ Donation Group are raising awareness of organ donation as part of Organ Donation Week. They are encouraging people to sign up to the Organ Donor Register and start a conversation about donation with their family members. Dr Tuhin Goswami, Clinical Lead Organ Donation said, “We want to encourage…

1st September 2016

Newly qualified Occupational Therapist wins achievement award

Dawn Ellis has been awarded the Dr Marion Martin Award for achievement following the completion of her four year course to become a qualified Occupational Therapist. Caroline Lees, Professional Lead for Occupational Therapy and ICES said: “We are proud to welcome Dawn Ellis as a qualified Occupational Therapist who will join our OT rotation in…