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23rd November 2018
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Speech and Language Therapy Administrator, receives British Empire Medal

Speech and Language Therapy Administrator, Sarah Marzaioli, who was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s birthday honours list for her services to Speech and Language Therapy, has received her medal from the HM Lord Lieutenant for East Sussex, Mr Peter J Field at an investiture held at Hastings Town Hall. Sarah Marzaioli…

21st November 2018
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Occupational Therapists promote their work

Occupational Therapists at ESHT have been promoting their work during Occupational Therapy Week, to help raise the profile of the profession which supports people to ‘live life their way’ despite any health or care needs they may be living with. Occupational Therapists at Bexhill Irvine Rehabilitation Unit, Conquest Hospital, Eastbourne District General Hospital and Firwood…

21st November 2018
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Physiotherapy Assistant brave the shave raises money for Macmillan

David Kay, a Physiotherapy Assistant at Eastbourne DGH, has taken part in Macmillan’s ‘Brave the Shave’ campaign and had his hair, beard and eyebrows shaved off, to raise over £1,700 for Macmillan. David had his head shaved by two physiotherapists in front of colleagues during a lunch break. David said: “The generosity of my colleagues…

21st November 2018
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Local MP visits pathology department

Local MP for Eastbourne, Stephen Lloyd has paid a visit to the pathology department at Eastbourne DGH and met with doctors, scientists and technicians working in Pathology and toured the laboratory. The Trust’s pathology department performs around six million tests each year. Virtually every patient’s diagnoses or monitoring of their condition, is undertaken through some…

16th November 2018
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Speech and Language Therapist shortlisted for HSJ award

Anita Smith, Consultant Speech and Language Therapist/Professional Lead at ESHT, has been shortlisted for the Clinical Leader of the Year award at the HSJ Awards being held on Wednesday 21st November. Anita has been instrumental in introducing a ‘One Stop’ Swallow Disorder Clinic, which has reduced treatment time from 24 to 5 weeks, and improved…

9th November 2018
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World War One nurses and the fallen remembered at Conquest Hospital

The nurses who cared for the injured and dying of World War One, and the sacrifice of those who died, has been remembered at Conquest Hospital. A Remembrance display has been created in the courtyard near to the Critical Care Unit at the hospital, with the theme “Remember the Nurses: Lest We Forget”. Pauline Simes,…

1st November 2018
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Winners of ESHT’s ‘Clean Care Award’

MacDonald Ward at Conquest Hospital along with Seaford 3 ward 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 practice is evident. The teams…

30th October 2018
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Locality Manager wins Employee of the month award

Janet Allen, Locality Manager for Hastings Health Visiting and Children’s Centres has won an employee of the month award, for her professional and supportive manner. The Hastings Health Visiting Team who nominated Janet said: “We wish to nominate Janet Allen, for her amazing support. She is very professional, approachable, respectful, compassionate and supportive. Her door…

25th October 2018
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Organisations donate money to Pevensey ward

Eastbourne RoundTable and 41 Club have donated £4,000 to Pevensey Ward at Eastbourne DGH in memory of former member Barry Cheshire who died in September 2015. The money, raised through holding three football tournaments, was in appreciation for the care and treatment he received on the ward. Representatives from Eastbourne RoundTable and 41 Club presented…

18th October 2018
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Trust’s Pathology departments achieve national accreditation

The Trust’s Pathology departments have achieved United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accreditation, a mark of quality that can be used to identify safe, efficient and patient-focused services. Shinal Amin, Principal Biomedical Scientist said: “Our pathology laboratories play a vital role in the diagnostic aspects of patient care. Achieving accreditation is a major achievement for our…