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16th March 2018
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Local hotel gives gift to new mothers

A local hotel has presented ‘afternoon tea for two’ gift tokens to Midwives at Eastbourne Midwifery Unit, for new mothers to celebrate Mother’s Day. Eastbourne Midwifery Unit Matron, Marie Foreman said: “It was a lovely gesture from The View Hotel to donate these gift tokens for our new mothers. On behalf of our new mothers,…

15th March 2018
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Speech and Language Therapists support Swallowing Awareness Day

Speech and Language Therapists at the Trust have supported Swallowing Awareness day with information stands at Bexhill Hospital, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH – providing fun games and interactive activities including a quiz. The aim of Swallowing Awareness Day is to raise awareness of swallowing disorders, the impact they can have, and the role a…

14th March 2018
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Sons raise money to thank ward for their dad’s care

Sons, Geoff and Andy Wallbank have donated £430 to James Ward at Conquest Hospital, to thank them for caring for their dad, Brian Wallbank. Brian spent nine weeks on the ward in 2016 and they described the care he received as “wonderful”. Geoff and Andy raised the money by taking part in a sponsored assault…

13th March 2018
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Theatre Sister wins Trust Award

Deputy Lead Practitioner and Theatre Sister, Sara Parham, has won a Trust staff award for her peer vaccinator for theatres staff along with her fundraising. Sara was presented with her award by Trust Chairman, David Clayton-Smith. Tim Leakey, DAS Divisional Governance Manager along with Jayne Cannon, Assistant Director of Nursing Surgery, Anaesthetics and Diagnostics Division,…

12th March 2018
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National Nutrition and Hydration week and National Swallowing Awareness day

Nutrition and Dietetic teams at the Trust are holding displays and activities at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH to raise awareness of malnutrition as part of National Nutrition and Hydration week 2018 (12th to 18th March) and on Wednesday 14th March our Speech and Language Therapists will have a display as part of National Swallowing…

12th March 2018
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Promoting a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy

The maternity and dietetics teams at the Trust have been promoting a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy to help reduce the incidence of gestational diabetes which has tripled locally in the last five years. Gestational Diabetes is associated with large babies and an increased risk of health complications for both new-borns and mothers. Mr Dexter Pascall,…

9th March 2018
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National recognition for high quality of Audiology services

Paediatric and Adult Audiology services at the Trust have received the Quality in Physiological Services (IQIPS) accreditation, a national accreditation in recognition of the high quality of care and service they provide. The Improving Quality in Physiological Services (IQIPS) accreditation is given to services that can demonstrate the highest levels of quality of service, care…

8th March 2018
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Latest winners of ESHT’s ‘Clean Care Award’

The nursing team at Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital and Coronary Care Unit team at Eastbourne DGH are the latest winners of the Infection Prevention and Control Team’s ‘Clean Care Award’. Helen Tingley Infection Control Nurse Specialist said: “The quarterly “Clean Care Award” is awarded to clinical areas where outstanding infection prevention and control…

7th March 2018
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Young musicians appointed as Honorary Musicians in Residence

A scheme which aims to encourage musicianship, leadership and commitment and provides the largest live music programme in any hospital in the UK, has appointed eleven budding young musicians from schools across East Sussex, as Honorary Musicians in Residence for East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust by the charity Arts in Healthcare. The young musicians were…

6th March 2018
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25th Anniversary of first Resuscitation Council Advanced Life Support course

A Resuscitation Council UK Advanced Life Support course, first started in Eastbourne in March 1993, has celebrated a 25th anniversary at Eastbourne DGH. The Resuscitation Council UK Advanced Life Support course is a standardised national course, which uses evidence-based resuscitation guidelines and skills to educate a variety of healthcare professionals in the United Kingdom. The first official…