News archive – 2019

These are archive pages with news items from 2019.

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These are archive pages with news items from 2019.


12 April 2019
Wife makes kind donation in memory of her late husband thumbnail image

Wife makes kind donation in memory of her late husband

Patricia Harding who made and sold Dove Tote bags to sell to friends, has donated £1000 in memory of her late husband Leonard of 60 years as a thank you to the team who cared for him. Following Leonard’s death Patricia, who volunteers one day a week at Eastbourne DGH, occupied her time by making…

11 April 2019
Six year old Kyan sees how his blood is tested in the laboratory thumbnail image

Six year old Kyan sees how his blood is tested in the laboratory

Six year old Kyan Higgs who has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia has seen what happens when his blood is tested in the laboratory, thanks to the Pathology team at Eastbourne DGH and a charity called Harvey’s Gang. Because of Kyan’s illness he has a lot of blood taken and at a recent appointment, when he came…

11 April 2019
Health check programme extended and used as model of best practice thumbnail image

Health check programme extended and used as model of best practice

The programme to offer free NHS health checks to eligible Trust staff has been extended and is being used nationally as a model for best practice for other organisations to learn from. The programme, which is delivered in partnership with East Sussex County Council and OneYou East Sussex, has already seen over a thousand Trust…

10 April 2019
Positive impact of new community outreach service thumbnail image

Positive impact of new community outreach service

A new community outreach service to screen for and treat Hepatitis C amongst substance misuse clients in the community, is having a positive impact with an increase in the number of people testing for the illness and receiving treatment. The service is jointly provided by East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (as part of the Sussex…

9 April 2019
Popular unit increases number of births thumbnail image

Popular unit increases number of births

The increasingly popular Eastbourne Midwifery Unit has had the busiest year so far with a 15.6% increase in the number of births to 332, compared with 287 in the previous year. Of those babies born last year, 126 babies were born to first time mothers, representing a 57.5% increase in first time mothers birthing at…

5 April 2019
Happy Baby Club launched across maternity services at the Trust thumbnail image

Happy Baby Club launched across maternity services at the Trust

A Happy Baby Club has been launched across maternity services at the Trust, to help mums give their babies the best start in life and promote six simple messages. The six simple messages are: Feeding baby safely, Looking at baby and smiling, Protecting baby from second hand smoke, Cuddling baby, No shouting near baby and…

1 April 2019
Local football club make generous donation to Pevensey ward thumbnail image

Local football club make generous donation to Pevensey ward

Players and representatives from Eastbourne Town Football Club have donated over £1,100 to Pevensey ward at Eastbourne DGH, in gratitude to the care given to club members. David Jenkins, Chairman of Eastbourne Town Football Club said: “Everyone at Eastbourne Town is full of admiration for the work done by the NHS. We organised a collection…

1 April 2019
Gastroenterology secretary wins Employee of the month award thumbnail image

Gastroenterology secretary wins Employee of the month award

Karen Carter a Senior Secretary to the Gastroenterology Consultants at the Trust has won an ‘Employee of the month’ award for her work with the Pharmacy department which made savings on prescription drugs. Janki Patel, Lead Pharmacist Specialist Medicine who nominated Karen said: “Karen, as the Secretary, has gone out of her way to find…

28 March 2019
New sofa donated to Critical Care Unit thumbnail image

New sofa donated to Critical Care Unit

A patient previously cared for on the Critical Care Unit at Eastbourne DGH has returned, with her husband, to thank the doctors and nurses and donate a sofa for the relative’s room. Sue Harris, spent several weeks in the critical care unit, with her husband Norman, by her bedside. The couple have donated a new…

27 March 2019
Children’s Eye Specialist retires thumbnail image

Children’s Eye Specialist retires

Ophthalmology Consultant Peter Gregory has retired after almost 27 years’ service to the local community as a specialist eye surgeon in the Trust. Peter joined the organisation in October 1992, as his first consultant appointment, having previously trained at Cambridge and Barts Hospital. His particular interest is in paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, a condition where…