News archive – 2019

Please note:

These are archive pages with news items from 2019.


 

24th December 2019
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Local support for wards at Christmas

This Christmas, local businesses, organisations and individuals have shown their support for Gardner Ward and the Richard Ticehurst Surgical Asssement Unit at Conquest Hospital, with donations and raffle prizes.

18th December 2019
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Norovirus – please don’t help pass it on

It is not uncommon at this time of year for people to get Norovirus (diarrhoea and vomiting). If you experience symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting and feel unwell with gastrointestinal symptoms please don’t help pass them on. Stay at home and drink plenty of water. More importantly please DO NOT visit friends or relatives in…

13th December 2019
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Friends make kind donation of physiotherapy devices

The Friends of Conquest and Eastbourne Hospitals have each donated two continuous passive motion machines to their respective hospitals, to be used during the rehabilitation of patients following various types of reconstructive joint surgery such as knee replacement. The £3,000 devices move the knee joint through a controlled range of motions, with the exact range…

12th December 2019
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Optometrist wins Employee of the Month Award

Helen Peregrine, Head Optometrist has won the Employee of the Month Award and has been praised for increasing clinic capacity and supporting staff in the Optometry department.

2nd December 2019
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Assistant Quality Manager wins Employee of the Month Award

Elizabeth Jordan, Assistant Quality Manager at Eastbourne DGH has won an Employee of the Month Award for her support and guidance to seven Hospital Sterilisation and Decontamination Unit (HSDU) apprentices. Terry McCormick, Quality Manager who nominated Elizabeth said: “Seven HSDU technicians have completed their apprenticeships for decontamination. Elizabeth has supported, guided and driven these members…

26th November 2019
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New voice alert message system to deter smokers

A no smoking voice alert system is being piloting at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH which plays pre-recorded messages reminding smokers they are only permitted to smoke in designated smoking shelters.

25th November 2019
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Family make donation to Pevensey ward

A family who raised £800 in a sponsored climb onto the top of the O2 arena, has visited Pevensey ward to hand over a cheque to doctors and nurses, in recognition of the care they provided.