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1st May 2019
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High tech drug cabinet donated to theatres

A new secure drug cabinet with high tech fingerprint security has been donated by the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital, for use in the operating theatres at Eastbourne DGH. The drug cabinet has all the medicines required by theatre staff in a computer controlled user ID and fingerprint access security system, only allowing the correct medicine…

29th April 2019
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Trust wins two research awards

The Trust has won a Highly Commended Award for ‘Best Contribution to Non Commercial Research’ and a Highly Commended award for ‘Involving Patients in Research’, in the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Clinical Research Network awards. The Highly Commended Award for Best Contribution to Non Commercial Research was won by Jude Tidbury, Nurse Specialist/Endoscopist, for participating…

18th April 2019
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Nurse retires after 37 years’ service to local children

Elaine Papps Specialist Children’s Diabetic Nurse has retired after 37 years of nursing local children. After qualifying as a nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital in 1977 Elaine joined the Children’s Friston ward at Eastbourne DGH as a staff nurse later moving to St Helen’s Hospital in Hastings in 1979 to become a Junior Sister.…

18th April 2019
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Keep safe this Bank Holiday Weekend

The Trust is urging local people to keep safe and ensure the Emergency Departments (A&E) are kept free for only those people who really need it. It is vital that patients remember Emergency Departments are for serious or life-threatening situations, including: Severe chest pain Suspected heart attack or stroke Suspected meningitis Injuries such as fractures…

16th April 2019
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Consultant Physiotherapist awarded a NICE Fellowship

Consultant Physiotherapist, Dr Carol McCrum has been awarded a National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Fellowship. In her role, Carol helps to raise awareness and support the implementation of the NICE guideline on Spondyloarthritis, a group of inflammatory conditions which can affect the spine, joint and tendons. The fellowship also aims to raise…

12th April 2019
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Wife makes kind donation in memory of her late husband

Patricia Harding who made and sold Dove Tote bags to sell to friends, has donated £1000 in memory of her late husband Leonard of 60 years as a thank you to the team who cared for him. Following Leonard’s death Patricia, who volunteers one day a week at Eastbourne DGH, occupied her time by making…

11th April 2019
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Six year old Kyan sees how his blood is tested in the laboratory

Six year old Kyan Higgs who has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia has seen what happens when his blood is tested in the laboratory, thanks to the Pathology team at Eastbourne DGH and a charity called Harvey’s Gang. Because of Kyan’s illness he has a lot of blood taken and at a recent appointment, when he came…

11th April 2019
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Health check programme extended and used as model of best practice

The programme to offer free NHS health checks to eligible Trust staff has been extended and is being used nationally as a model for best practice for other organisations to learn from. The programme, which is delivered in partnership with East Sussex County Council and OneYou East Sussex, has already seen over a thousand Trust…

10th April 2019
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Positive impact of new community outreach service

A new community outreach service to screen for and treat Hepatitis C amongst substance misuse clients in the community, is having a positive impact with an increase in the number of people testing for the illness and receiving treatment. The service is jointly provided by East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (as part of the Sussex…

9th April 2019
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Popular unit increases number of births

The increasingly popular Eastbourne Midwifery Unit has had the busiest year so far with a 15.6% increase in the number of births to 332, compared with 287 in the previous year. Of those babies born last year, 126 babies were born to first time mothers, representing a 57.5% increase in first time mothers birthing at…