New 0300 13 14 500 telephone number

As part of an upgrade of our telephone system, we have a new 0300 13 14 500 telephone number, whether you want to call Bexhill Hospital, Conquest Hospital or Eastbourne DGH – you just need to use one number – find out more>>

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27th February 2019
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ESHT Staff Survey results show improvement

The results of the latest NHS Staff Survey demonstrate a trend of year on year improvements in many important areas at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. The survey saw the Trust’s highest response rate in five years with 53% of the ESHT workforce responding to the survey carried out last autumn. This response rate was…

27th February 2019
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Clinical Improvement Team win Employee of the month award

The Clinical Improvement Team of Emma Jones-Davies, Emma Tate and Sammi Foy have won the Employee of the Month award for their efforts in lowering the Trust’s mortality rate from sepsis by 38%, in the past two years. Dr David Walker, Medical Director, who nominated the team, said: “Emma Jones-Davies, Emma Tate and Sammi Foy…

20th February 2019
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Trust welcomes newly qualified nurses

The Trust has welcome seventeen newly qualified nurses, who have taken up posts within acute and community areas. Nine nurses have taken up posts at Eastbourne DGH, five nurses at Conquest Hospital and three nurse have taken up posts within the community. Vikki Carruth, Director of Nursing, said: “I would like to congratulate all the…

20th February 2019
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Local MP visits physiotherapy department

Local MP Stephen Lloyd has visited the physiotherapy department at Eastbourne DGH to meet with physiotherapists and see the varied aspects of their work. Around 170 physiotherapists work across the Trust with 70 of them working specifically in the Eastbourne area. Physiotherapists provide therapy in acute hospital services like critical care, stroke and neurology and…

18th February 2019
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Prostate Cancer Group donate equipment

The Eastbourne Prostate Cancer Support Organisation (PCaSO) have donated a Urine Analyser and a Molift Raiser to the Urology Investigation Suite at Eastbourne DGH. The Urine Analyser is used to perform automatic urine testing and can detect and quantify a number protein, glucose and red blood cells in urine. The Molift Raiser is used to…

12th February 2019
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Work starts on new Urology Investigation Suite

Work has started on a new £1.3 million Urology Investigation Suite which will offer a dedicated one stop urology clinic and an enhanced patient experience. The new development is expected to be completed by June and will create a modern, fit for purpose Urology Investigation Unit. It will include ten outpatient clinic rooms and include…

11th February 2019
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New test to help improve early cancer detection

A new simple test, which will help detect hidden quantities of blood in a stool sample which can be an indication of bowel cancer, improving early cancer detection, is being used by East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust as part of the colorectal cancer pathway. This new Faecal Immunochemical Test is given to a patient at…

6th February 2019
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Friends donation allows medicines to be dispensed at the patient bedside

A new system that uses ‘computers on wheels’ is helping pharmacy staff at the Trust to dispense medicines at the patient bedside, ensuring they get the “right medicine to the right patient at the right time”. The computers, along with their medicine cart, are being used at both Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH. They have…

30th January 2019
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Improvement shown in Trust’s maternity services

A national survey on maternity services undertaken on behalf of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), has found that maternity care at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has improved across a number of areas. The CQC surveyed 111 women who had given birth at ESHT in January and February 2018 and compared their experiences of care…

29th January 2019
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Winners of ESHT’s ‘Clean Care Award’

Tressell Ward at Conquest Hospital along with the Outpatients Department at Eastbourne DGH are the latest winners of the Infection Prevention and Control Team’s ‘Clean Care Award’. Silva Gladstone Infection Control Nurse Specialist said: “The quarterly ‘Clean Care Award’ is awarded to clinical areas where outstanding infection prevention and control practice is evident. The teams…