News archive – 2018

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These are archive pages with news items from 2018.


12 April 2018
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Trust performs well in National Lung Cancer Audit

The latest National Lung Cancer Audit shows the Trust performing above the national average in all the parameters of performance and exceeding the targets set by National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA). The national audit identified that lung cancer patients treated at the Trust are more likely to receive radical curative treatment than the national average.…

11 April 2018
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Flu campaign success helps protect patients

The staff flu vaccination campaign at the Trust has improved staff flu vaccination rates by over a third, helping to protect patients and the public over the winter. The Trust vaccinated 72% of frontline staff, significantly up from 53% the previous winter (2016/17). The Trust’s campaign to be an #ESHTFlufighter used social media, internal communications…

5 April 2018
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Underwater bikes to benefit aquatic physiotherapy patients

The Trust is one of the first NHS aquatic physiotherapy (hydrotherapy) facilities in the South East to offer underwater bikes for patients as part of treatment thanks to a donation from the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital. The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital have donated approximately £5,000 for two underwater static bikes, an underwater trampoline and sets…

4 April 2018
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Newly qualified nurses start work at Trust

The Trust welcomes 20 newly qualified nurses who have taken up posts within acute and community areas of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. In total eight nurses have taken up posts at Eastbourne DGH, eight nurses at Conquest Hospital and four have taken up posts within the community. Vikki Carruth, Director of Nursing, welcomed the…

28 March 2018
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Whiteboards donated to help patients communicate

A local company has donated ten hand held ‘whiteboards’ to help aid communication for patients on Newington Ward at Conquest Hospital, who are hard of hearing or those who have general communication difficulties. Patients can use the new whiteboards to write or draw to help them communicate with their visitors or ward staff. The whiteboards…

27 March 2018
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Trust’s bowel cancer services do well in national cancer audit

An Audit carried out by the National Bowel Cancer Audit (NBOCA), shows the Trust’s Bowel Cancer services doing well, with the lowest mortality rates and second lowest readmission rate in the South East region, with these indicators significantly better than the national average. The audit looked at the care of 192 patients diagnosed with bowel…

23 March 2018
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Heart failure team pick up two regional awards

The Heart Failure Team at the Trust have picked up two awards at the regional Heart Failure Collaborative “Enhancing the Quality of Heart Failure Care”. The Heart Failure Collaborative was a Kent, Sussex and Surrey Academic Health Science Network event in partnership with the British Heart Foundation. The Trust won two awards for acute services:…

21 March 2018
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Donation in recognition of care for late husband

Doreen Payne, whose husband of 62 years, David sadly died in December 2017, has donated £1,000 to the Pevensey Ward team in recognition of the care and support they gave her late husband. Doreen returned to thank the ward team and present them with the donation collected from family and friends of her late husband.…

21 March 2018
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Support for National Nutrition and Hydration week

National Nutrition and Hydration week, which raises awareness and improves the understanding of the importance of good nutrition and hydration, was supported across the Trust. Malnutrition (undernutrition) is a common and growing health problem. The British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) estimated that malnutrition affects over 3 million people in the UK. Malnutrition…