News archive – 2018

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These are archive pages with news items from 2018.


8 May 2018
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Local MP visits Cardiology Unit

Stephen Lloyd MP has visited the Cardiology Unit at Eastbourne DGH, to tour the unit and meet the clinical teams. The Cardiology team at Eastbourne DGH consists of over 100 doctors, physiologists and nurses. They diagnose, treat and care for patients with suspected and confirmed heart conditions. Around 2,600 heart procedures are performed and over…

4 May 2018
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Cough assist machine donated to help critical care patients

A cough assist machine, which clears secretions or ‘phlegm’ from the lungs of respiratory compromised patients, who are unable to produce an effective cough, has been generously donated to the Critical Care Unit at Eastbourne DGH, by a former patient and his family who raised £4,500 through donations. Barry West, from Uckfield, spent seven months…

3 May 2018
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Cycling programme delivers healthy benefits for hospital staff

A ten week intensive walking and cycling programme, designed to encourage better lifestyle choices, has delivered healthy benefits and lasting change for some members of staff at Eastbourne DGH. The Active Steps programme is a Sustrans initiative which aims to increase participants activity levels by making it a part of their daily routine. Delivered at…

25 April 2018
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Kind donation towards refurbishment of Maternity Bereavement Room

Jess Hales has raised and donated £4,000 towards the refurbishment of the Maternity Bereavement Room at Conquest Hospital, following the sad loss of her daughter Isabelle. Jess returned to the maternity unit to hand over the money to midwifery staff. Jess Hales said: “My husband Andy and I went through an emotional time that no…

25 April 2018
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Medication Passport launched

Medication Passports to help people keep track of their medicines, have been launched at Eastbourne DGH, and funded by the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital. A Medication Passport lists a person’s medicines and dosage and can be shown to health professionals, to help substantially reduce the risk of any communication mix up about an individual’s medication.…

24 April 2018
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Trust awarded for commitment to patient safety by the National Joint Registry

The Trust has been awarded a ‘Quality Data Provider’ certificate by the National Joint Registry (NJR), after successfully completing a national programme of local data audits and meeting a number of targets related to patient safety. The award scheme aims to recognise and reward best practice, highlight the importance of quality data collection, and help…

18 April 2018
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Benson ward facelift

The day room and relatives room on Benson ward at Conquest Hospital has received a facelift thanks to the hard work of Healthcare Assistant Tabatha Loynes who, in her own time, has decorated the two rooms. The ward received donations of paint and wallpaper from local companies and Tabatha, with the occasional help from her…

18 April 2018
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Physiotherapist wins Trust Award

Physiotherapist, Penny Nicolls, who works at the Amberstone Hospital in Hailsham, has won a Trust staff award for her supervision commitments to the Outpatients Physiotherapy department, while still maintaining her clinical standards. Penny was presented with her award by Trust Chairman, David Clayton-Smith. Ross Tippett, Senior Physiotherapist at Amberstone Hospital, Hailsham, who nominated her said:…

17 April 2018
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Acute Admissions Unit at Conquest Hospital refurbished

The Acute Admissions Unit at Conquest Hospital has undergone a refurbishment with new reception areas, drug preparation room, new flooring, wipe down surfaces for easy cleaning and an Omnicell drug dispensing cabinet. The refurbishment work was undertaken in sections over a ten week period, while the unit remained operational, with the cost of the work,…

13 April 2018
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Local MP visits Rheumatology department

Local MP, Stephen Lloyd has visited the Rheumatology department at Eastbourne DGH and met with patients, doctors and nursing staff. The Rheumatology department investigate, diagnose, manage and rehabilitate people with inflammatory and non-inflammatory disorders which predominantly affect the joints, bones, muscles and soft tissues. Across the Trust, there are around 110,000 Rheumatology Outpatient attendances each…