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 July 2020
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Trust’s Research team helps in fight against Covid-19

The Clinical Research Department at the Trust have been using their expertise, resources and facilities to oversee participation in national and international research studies to help develop treatments for Covid-19. Liz Still, Head of Research said: “We are proud of our contribution to major international research in the fight to develop treatments for Covid-19. Covid-19…

3 July 2020
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Nurse’s portrait unveiled to celebrate NHS Heroes

A portrait of Staff Nurse Tasha Rainsley, which was painted by local artist Ian Goldsmith as part of a national celebration of NHS Heroes, has been unveiled outside the critical care unit at Eastbourne DGH where she was redeployed to as part of the Trust’s Covid-19 response.

17 June 2020
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RITA brought in to help out on the ward

A new digital therapy system called RITA, which stands for ‘Reminiscence Interactive Therapy Activities’ has been purchased by MacDonald Ward at Conquest Hospital, following successful fund raising activities on the ward. RITA is an innovative, evidence-based, state-of-the-art digital therapy system which allows patients to use apps, games and other leisure activities as part of their…

5 June 2020
Relay swim of the channel to raise money for the local NHS thumbnail image

Relay swim of the channel to raise money for the local NHS

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon, Mr Manuel Saldana, his children William (19), Beth (17) and Alice (12) together with Ophthalmologist, Dr Stephen Sweetman, and local businessman Tim Bigg are planning a relay swim of the channel in late August, to raise money for the local NHS. Mr Manuel Saldana said: “Swimming the English Channel is…