News archive – 2016

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These are archive pages with news items from 2016.


23rd August 2016

More endoscopy procedures to diagnose more patients

More endoscopy procedures to diagnose more patients will be undertaken over the coming months following the opening of additional endoscopy capacity across the Trust. A modern self-contained mobile endoscopy unit at Conquest Hospital is now operational performing 100 procedures in its first 9 days. Additional capacity has also been created within the existing endoscopy unit…

23rd August 2016

Investing in our hospitals

Over the next five years we are committed to investing over £53 million into our hospital buildings, IT and medical equipment to enhance both our patient’s experience and the working environment for staff. Major building projects include work to: Improve privacy and dignity for patients in Radiology on both sites with new clinical and waiting…

22nd August 2016

Glaucoma Patient Support and Education

A Glaucoma patient support and education day was arranged by outpatients staff nurse Miriam Alarilla, in the Eye Clinic Department at Eastbourne District General Hospital, this was the first time this event was held in the Eye Clinic under the team of Mr Hickman-Casey, Consultant. The support group was arranged to help patients with the…

19th August 2016

40 Years’ NHS Service

Marianne Jackson celebrated 40 years’ service in the NHS with a surprise tea party organised by her friends and colleagues. Marianne started work as an NHS ‘Housekeeper’ on the Orthopaedic Wards on the 9th August 1976 when the new District General Hospital opened in Eastbourne. At this time there was only a Surgical Wing and…

18th August 2016

Infection Control Link Facilitator of the year award

A Staff Nurse on Hailsham 3 Ward at Eastbourne DGH has been awarded the Trust’s Infection Control Link Facilitator of the year award. Trish Hare, a Staff Nurse on Hailsham 3 Ward was nomination by her colleague Lynda Heather who is the Ward Matron on Hailsham 3. Lynda said: “Trish is an invaluable Infection Control…

17th August 2016

New high tech drugs cabinet introduced in Emergency Department

New secure drugs cabinets with high tech fingerprint security have been introduced into the Emergency Department at Eastbourne District General Hospital. The two new drugs cabinet have all the medicines required by Emergency Department staff in a computer controlled user ID and fingerprint access security system only allowing the correct medicine required by a doctor…

16th August 2016

Sixties party raises thousands for Cardiac Rehab

A fundraising event has raised £4,000 for the Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit at Eastbourne DGH. The event in the form of a 60’s Party was organised by David Satchell who volunteers regularly to help our out in cardiac rehab. It featured a fashion lingerie parade, a 60’s band called Ready Steady, plus a raffle (prizes generously…

12th August 2016

Senior Occupational Therapist wins our monthly staff award

Rosy Shrubbs, a Senior Occupational Therapist at Eastbourne DGH has won the Trust’s Monthly Staff Award for the work she has done to develop the Occupational Therapy garden. Rosy has developed the garden to provide an inspirational, quiet and interactive space within one of the courtyard areas at the hospital. The area is used to…

8th August 2016

New Crisis Response Service launched

A new crisis response service has been launched as part of the East Sussex Better Together programme to prevent unnecessary hospital admission by providing urgent assessment and provision of community nursing care, in people’s own homes. The service is made up of a team of Nurse Practitioners, Healthcare Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and night sitters.…

7th August 2016

Local Consultant Surgeon launches national guide for the NHS

One of our consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons has written a new national guide on ‘avoiding unconscious bias’. Mrs Scarlett McNally wrote the guide for the Royal College of Surgeons and it was published on Thursday (August 4). It focuses on overcoming the unconscious opinions that everyone forms about people when they first meet them and offers…