News archive – 2018

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These are archive pages with news items from 2018.


2 March 2018
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Special Care Baby Unit scores well in reducing avoidable admissions

The Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Conquest Hospital has scored well in a national initiative to reduce avoidable admission of full term babies to Neonatal units. The national initiative called ATAIN, set up in February 2017, aimed to reduce harm leading to avoidable admissions to neonatal units for babies born at or after 37…

26 February 2018
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Nurses invited to reception at Buckingham Palace

Two members of staff from the Trust, Xanthe Knowles – Deputy Head of Nursing for Medicine, and Lisa Ireland – Senior Specialist nurse in Paediatric Audiology, have been invited to a reception for frontline nurses, at Buckingham Palace in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales. Lisa Ireland Senior Specialist nurse in Paediatric Audiology…

19 February 2018
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Help celebrate NHS 70th Anniversary

On 5th July 2018, the NHS is celebrating its 70th birthday. This landmark occasion is being celebrated nationally with major events as well as locally. In East Sussex we want to recognise the role the local National Health Service has played during that time. We would like your memories and reminiscences of those that have…

16 February 2018
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Let’s Get You Home video launched

A new video has been launched to explain the NHS Let’s Get You Home initiative to patients and the public across Sussex and East Surrey. It features real staff – nurses, social workers and hospital managers – who will help patients leave hospital swiftly and safely once their treatment there is complete. As well as…

15 February 2018
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Patient receives first innovative heart device in UK

An Eastbourne patient is the first in the UK to be implanted with an innovative Cardiac device to modulate the heart’s beat. It works completely differently from standard Heart Failure (CRT) devices currently used. It opens up a new horizon to patients with heart failure who would not benefit from conventional therapy. This new device…

14 February 2018
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Medication Passport launched

Medication Passports have been launched at Conquest Hospital to help people keep track of their medicines. They have been kindly funded by the Friends of Conquest Hospital. The Medication Passport lists a person’s medicines and dosage. It can be given to health professionals to help substantially reduce the risk of any communication mix up about…

13 February 2018
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New CT Scanner operational

A new state-of-the-art CT scanner at Eastbourne DGH has become fully operational. The new CT scanner, which will scan around 500 patients a month, has been substantially funded by a £500,000 donation from the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital. Dr Neil Barlow, Consultant Radiologist said: “We are delighted to have this new CT scanner fully operational.…

8 February 2018
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Refurbishment of Maxillo Facial and Orthodontic department underway

An extensive programme of refurbishment to the Maxillo Facial and Orthodontic department at Eastbourne DGH is underway and includes the total refurbishment of four clinical treatment rooms. As well as the total refurbishment of four clinical treatment rooms, new equipment will be installed, including dental examination chairs and operating lights. The £125,000 refurbishment is being…

8 February 2018
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Local MP visits Urology department

Local MP Stephen Lloyd has visited the Urology Department at Eastbourne DGH to meet the ward and outpatient investigation teams as well as have a tour of the unit. Eastbourne DGH is the regional centre for Pelvic Cancer, incontinence and reconstructive surgery and offers patients from across the region an enhanced pathway for renal and…

5 February 2018
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Secretary of State pays a visit to the Trust

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, RT Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, has visited the Trust to share with members of staff his plans for improving patient safety and reducing avoidable harm across the NHS, and to hear about the improvements the Trust is making in these areas. Chief Executive, Dr Adrian Bull…