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.


5 June 2020
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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…

4 June 2020
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Celebrating our volunteers during Volunteers’ Week

Over 550 volunteers at the Trust who support patients, visitors and staff in a wide variety of roles across all our sites, will receive a card with a personal ‘thank you’ message from ESHT Chief Executive, Adrian Bull as part of Volunteers’ Week.

4 June 2020
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Trust breaks even

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust ended the 2019/20 financial year with a small surplus exceeding the year-end target that it set itself.

2 June 2020
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Work starts on next phase of modernising Emergency Department 

Work has started on the next phase of modernising the Emergency Department at Eastbourne DGH which will see the installation of air conditioning, new treatment cubicles, new cardiac monitoring equipment, eco-friendly lighting, a new waiting area and updated mental health room.

28 May 2020
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Nurse’s portrait painted as part of NHS Heroes project

Staff Nurse Tasha Rainsley has had her portrait painted as part of a national celebration of NHS Heroes. Tasha was nominated by a colleague after being redeployed to work in critical care during Covid-19. From 53 nominated staff and teams across the Trust Tasha was randomly chosen.

27 May 2020
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New Emergency Nurse Practitioner Suite

A new Emergency Nurse Practitioner Suite in the Emergency Department at Eastbourne DGH has opened to care for patients with minor injuries and illness and includes an area dedicated to care for children.

26 May 2020
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Patient leaves Critical Care after 53 days

Steve Honeyball, whose spell in critical care was the longest of any patient in the Trust recovering from Covid-19, has left the unit at Eastbourne DGH after 53 days, to applause from hospital staff and his family, to continue his recovery from Covid-19.