The Tissue Viability team at the Trust are supporting International Stop Pressure Ulcers Day, with the aim of increasing awareness of how to prevent pressure ulcers by talking to patients, families and members of the public.
Nine volunteers with over 45 years of cardiac rehabilitation experience between them, who volunteer to help other patients rehabilitate following a heart attack or heart procedure, have been recognised for their support to cardiac rehabilitation.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published the results of the Children and Young People’s Patient Experience Survey (2018) which shows the Trust has significantly improved across a number of important areas and is better than most trusts in five areas and showed significant improvement in 12 areas, from the corresponding survey undertaken in 2016.
Battle Rotary Club have donated two televisions and audio headsets to the Judy Beard Day Unit at Conquest Hospital, as a thank you for the outstanding care and support they give day patients including several of their members close relatives and friends.
The Oral, Maxillofacial and Mouth Care teams at the Trust are raising awareness of mouth cancer and sharing the important message of being mouth aware during Mouth Cancer Action Month this November.
MacDonald ward at Conquest Hospital has introduced colourful bed runners to help disoriented patients recognise their bed space and reduce their distress and anxiety while in hospital.
Two new reclining chairs have been donated to the Berwick Cardiac ward at Eastbourne DGH for relatives to use when staying overnight with their loved ones.
Teresa Dann, Matron for the Irvine Unit at Bexhill Hospital has won the Employee of the Month Award for her work to continually improve the Irvine Unit both for patients and staff.
Around 20 former members of staff from the Esperance, the private hospital in Eastbourne which closed in July, including registered nurses, physiotherapists, radiographers, estates and admin staff have started working at the Trust.
Eastbourne DGH is one of only eight approved hospitals in the United Kingdom to offer simulation training for new specialist cardiac doctors to improve their skills with heart procedures using high-tech mannequins and IT training devices.