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3rd May 2017
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Over 500 people seen by Frailty Practitioner Service

The Frailty Practitioner Service that supports older people living with frailty has now seen over 500 people since the service started a year ago. The service, which started in May 2016, aims to improve the quality of life for older people living with frailty, supporting them to live well outside hospital and consists of a…

2nd May 2017
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Schoolboy donates money to Special Care Baby Unit

A ten year old boy who undertook a sponsored walk from Hastings to Bexhill has raised £91 for the Special Care Baby Unit at Conquest Hospital. Joshua Reed, who is in Year 6 at Guestling Bradshaw CE Primary School, walked just over 4 miles from the Jerwood Gallery to Glyne Gap with his Mum, Billie.…

26th April 2017
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Specialist teams promote insulin safety

Specialist Diabetes Teams at the Trust have been promoting the importance of insulin safety during a week long campaign. People with Type 1 diabetes are dependent on insulin to control their blood glucose levels. Type 2 diabetes is predominantly a progressive condition. Initially it may be possible to manage it with lifestyle changes and over…

11th April 2017
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Donation to Therapy team at Firwood House

Bob and Gwen Pheasant from Pevensey Bay wanted to recognise the care Bob had received since having a stroke with a donation of equipment to the therapy team at Firwood House in Hampden Park. The couple gave £250 worth of equipment including a Kardia monitoring machine to record heart rhythm and sensory balls for therapists…

7th April 2017
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Main entrance revamp at Eastbourne DGH

Work has started on the revamp and upgrade of the main entrance and foyer area at Eastbourne DGH. The work will improve the facilities available for patients and visitors and is expected to be completed in the early autumn. The improvements include changing the layout of the foyer area with updated reception and outpatient booking…

30th March 2017
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Specialist equipment arrives at new radiotherapy centre

Two linear accelerator machines for treating cancer, each the size of a small family car have arrived on site at the new Radiotherapy Centre at Eastbourne DGH. Each machine costs around £2million and weighs three tonnes. Specialist Physicists will begin the complex task of installing, calibrating and testing the machines. The linear accelerator machines will…

16th December 2016

Nurses from the Philippines join the Trust

The Trust has welcomed a group of 11 nurses from the Philippines who have arrived to take up staff nurse positions at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH. This is in addition to 13 nurses from the Philippines that joined the Trust in April. The nurses will spend a week being introduced into the organisation and…

7th December 2016

Critical Care Nurse retires after 41 years

Critical Care Sister Veronica Carey is retiring after 41 years’ service in the NHS. Past and present colleagues meet to give her a good send off. Veronica was given a cake intricately decorated as a critical care nurse complete with edible stethoscope, scissors, ECG traces, pills and a syringe along with a number of other…

2nd December 2016

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust signs up to RCM wellbeing charter

Maternity services at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust have become the latest in the south of England to commit to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) health and wellbeing charter. The charter is part of the RCM’s ‘Caring for You’ campaign which aims to improve midwives health, safety and wellbeing at work. The ‘Caring for…

30th November 2016

Schoolboy sells his toys to donate money to children’s ward

Schoolboy Tendai Nengoma (11 years old) sold his old toys to donate the proceeds to the Children’s ward at Eastbourne DGH. Tendai who attends Heron Park Primary Academy had an idea to hold a sale of his old toys and managed to raise £8.09. He came along to the ward to give the money to…

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