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28 January 2021
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Green light for new nursery building at Conquest Hospital 

Planning permission has been granted for a new purpose built nursery at Conquest Hospital, to replace the existing temporary nursery building, and is anticipated to open in early autumn. The new purpose built nursery will provide 55 places a day for children aged 4 months to 8 years whose parents work for ESHT or the NHS.…

27 January 2021
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Remembering Dr Edward Katz on Holocaust Memorial Day

On Holocaust Memorial Day (27th January 2020) we are remembering Dr Edward Katz, who was born in 1913 in Berlin and escaped the Nazi regime by coming to the UK in the 1930s and who worked in a hospital in Eastbourne. Dr Katz was initially exempted from internment in 1939, although he was later briefly…

26 January 2021
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Newly refurbished Devonshire Ward opens

A newly refurbished 26 bedded medical ward, which will give additional capacity to the hospital has opened at Eastbourne DGH after a complete refit, to improve the caring environment.

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…

4 January 2021
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Update to maternity services across Sussex

We are very sorry, but due to the current unprecedented situation with an increase in cases of Covid-19 across Sussex, immediate changes are being made to maternity services to ensure that all births can take place as safely as possible. Our local ambulance service is under significant pressure. Whilst they are prioritising urgent 999 calls,…