News archive – 2017

These are archive news items from 2017.

28th December 2017
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Royal College of Physician final exams hosted at Trust

The Royal College of Physicians UK final clinical examinations (PACES) for the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh were held at Eastbourne DGH, the first time a double cycle of the Royal Colleges’ exams have been hosted at a South Coast Hospital. The Trust has been hosting Royal College final clinical examinations (PACES) for the Royal…

21st December 2017
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Keep A&E off the wish list this festive period

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust is urging local people to keep safe and ensure our Emergency Departments (A&E) are kept free for only those people who really need it. It is vital that people remember A&E is for serious or life-threatening situations, including: Severe chest pain Suspected heart attack or stroke Suspected meningitis Injuries such…

20th December 2017
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Let the NHS get you home this winter

The local NHS in East Sussex is working together this winter to make sure that patients spend no longer than they need to in hospital. The ‘Let’s Get You Home’ initiative will support people to return home quickly and safely, or if this is not possible, to move to an alternative setting, such as a…

20th December 2017
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New state-of-the-art digital mammography machine officially opened

20th December 2017 A state-of-the-art digital mammography machine, which provides high quality mammogram images with a reduced radiation dose, has been officially opened by the Chairman of East Sussex Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HOSC). The new machine, a GE Pristina Senograph, was the third of its kind to be installed in the UK with…

19th December 2017
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Pharmacy opening hours over the festive period

Many Pharmacies in East Sussex will be running restricted opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period. Make sure you have enough medicines to see you through this period: Christmas pharmacy opening hours – East Sussex Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford Clinical Commissioning Group Hastings and Rother Clinical Commissioning Group

18th December 2017
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Health Visiting team win Staff Award

The Hastings Health Visiting team, made up of Health Visitors, Community Nursery Nurses and administrators, who work with families in the area, have won a Trust staff award for their tireless and sometimes challenging work supporting children. Janet Allen, Locality Manager for Hastings Health Visiting team said “The Hastings Health Visiting team of Health Visitors,…

13th December 2017
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Lead Pharmacists win Staff Award

Lead Pharmacists Janki Patel and Iwona Ward have won a Staff Award for their clinical practice and leadership at the Trust. Through their work the Trust has been nationally recognised for its high standards of clinical practice with regard to the expensive blood product Immunoglobulin. Chairman David Clayton-Smith presented Janki Patel and Iwona Ward with…

12th December 2017
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New ultrasound combines MRI scans to improve detection of Prostate Cancer

Doctors at the Trust are the first in the South East to use an innovative ultrasound scanner that combines MRI images to improve the detection of Prostate Cancer. The fusion of detailed MRI scans with live, real-time ultrasound images of the prostate helps doctors take precise biopsies of prostate tumours. The system called ‘Uro Nav’,…

12th December 2017
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Christmas Pantomime delivers festive cheer to young patients

Children and young people on Kipling Children’s Ward at Conquest Hospital have enjoyed a performance of Cinderella, a fully interactive pantomime with jokes and sing-along songs, performed by a touring group of actors from the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Kipling Children’s Ward Matron, Nicola Dean said: “Christmas is a particularly difficult time of year for children…

12th December 2017
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Local MP visits community dental service

Local MP Stephen Lloyd has visited the Trust’s Community Dental Service at the Ian Gow Medical Centre in Eastbourne, and met with the team of dentists and nurses who provide specialised dental services for adults and children. Stephen Lloyd MP said: “I was very impressed with the Trust’s community dental service when I visited them…