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26th January 2018
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Donation to Children’s Unit

Children on the Friston Children’s Unit at Eastbourne DGH are set to benefit from new equipment in the play room thanks to a £300 donation from local Freemasons. Simon Hall from Eastbourne Lodge 7057 Freemasons presented the unit’s staff with a £300 cheque. The money will go towards new equipment to help refurbish the play…

24th January 2018
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Nurse wins Staff Award

Staff Nurse Aneta Zielinska has won a Trust staff award for her caring attitude and professionalism. She was presented with her award by Trust Chairman David Clayton-Smith. Briony Southcott, Specialist Practitioner who nominated her said: “I am nominating Aneta for her caring attitude, professionalism and ability to remain cheerful when things are difficult. She is…

17th January 2018
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Got a cold or flu? Please don’t visit our hospitals

Senior doctors have issued a call for people with cold or flu like symptoms not to visit patients in our hospitals, to help prevent it spreading to our patients and staff. Dr David Walker, Medical Director at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust said: “Since the beginning of the year, flu levels in our hospitals have…

17th January 2018
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End of chemotherapy treatment bell

A bell has been installed in The Judy Beard Day Unit at Conquest Hospital so that patients, who are receiving treatment for cancer, can ring it to mark when they have finished their course of chemotherapy treatment. Many patients have said they felt it was important to mark the end of their journey through their…

17th January 2018
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Support Group for people with pacemakers and defibrillators

Around 80 people fitted with complex pacemakers and defibrillators shared experiences and listened to an informative talk by Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse, Holly Ward, around the risk factors and lifestyle management for cardiovascular conditions, at a support group held recently in Eastbourne. Jacqueline Hunt, Heart Failure and Devices Specialist Nurse said: “The support group is an…

3rd January 2018
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Advice to people with planned operations and outpatient appointments

Like many other Trusts, we are seeing a greater demand for our services over the winter period. Having already planned a reduced level of elective work we are maintaining our workload, focussing on day surgery, urgent procedures, and outpatients. Unless you hear from us directly, please assume your appointment is going ahead. Dr Adrian Bull, Chief…