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News archive – 2020

These are archive pages with news items from 2020.

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These are archive pages with news items from 2020.


15 January 2021
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New high volume Covid testing machines provide quicker results

New Covid testing machines which have the potential to undertake around 500 nose and throat swabs tests a day, have become operational at the Trust, and will significantly increase Covid testing capacity and speed up the turnaround time for test results for patients. The high volume testing machine, called a PerkinElmer, will significantly reduce the…

17 December 2020
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East Sussex residents urged to keep each other safe

In an interview with BBC South East on Wednesday 17th December 2020, Dr David Walker, Medical Director at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and a Hastings resident, shared the news that the Trust is admitting more Covid-19 positive patients, following the increase in cases across East Sussex, but especially in the Hastings and Rother area.…

4 November 2020
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Local MP visits Conquest Hospital

Sally-Ann Hart, the MP for Hastings and Rye recently visited Conquest Hospital to speak to new Chief Executive, Joe Chadwick-Bell, and meet members of staff at the hospital.

22 October 2020
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Long standing human resources director to retire

Monica Green, Director of Human Resources is retiring after 23 years’ working at the Trust, during which time she has worked with nine Chief Executives and has a total of 33 years service in the NHS.

14 October 2020
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Candles to be lit in ‘Wave of Light’ to remember lost babies

Maternity staff at ESHT will be lighting candles at 7pm on Thursday 15 October as part of the 'Wave of Light' to remember lost babies as part of Baby Loss Awareness Week and to join with bereaved parents, families and friends around the globe to remember all babies who sadly died too soon.

4 October 2020
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ESHT comments on the Government hospital building project

Following the announcement on Friday confirming East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust’s inclusion in the Government’s hospital building programme, Joe Chadwick-Bell, ESHT Chief Executive said: “We are delighted to be part of the second phase of the Government’s Healthcare Infrastructure Project which will see a significant investment in Bexhill, Eastbourne and Conquest hospitals over the next…