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10th October 2018
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TARN report shows high quality trauma care at Trust

Data from the Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN) report highlights evidence of high quality trauma care at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH. The TARN looks at the whole trauma patient journey, from the Emergency Department through the hospital, and shows that last year, Conquest Hospital was the fourth best in terms of survival outcome,…

9th October 2018
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BOP Cancer Charity raise £6,500 for Pevensey Unit

The BOP (breast, ovarian and prostate) cancer charity, along with friends and family of patients, both past and present, has raised £6,500 for the Pevensey Unit at Eastbourne DGH. The money was raised by holding a golfing day and an auction where people were very generous with their bids, along with Lynda Jacobs shaving her…

8th October 2018
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Trust joins national collaborative study for orthopaedic surgery

The Trust has been successful in applying to participate in a national collaborative study aiming to improve outcomes in elective orthopaedic surgery, and is one of only 30 in the country participating in this innovative Quality Improvement, Patient Safety and Research trial, which aims to improve outcomes after total hip and total knee replacements. The…

5th October 2018
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Trust promotes first UK Malnutrition Awareness Week

The Trust’s Nutrition and Dietetic teams have taken part in the first national Malnutrition Awareness week with displays at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH, explaining malnutrition; how to identify malnutrition, what the effects are, and what to do if individuals are identified as being malnourished in hospital or the community. During the week the Nutrition…

3rd October 2018
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Baby Remembrance Services

Baby Remembrance Services, are being held for all who have suffered the loss of a child, no matter how long ago. The services are a simple act of remembrance, conducted by the hospital chaplain. The services are for remembering and sharing with all welcome to attend. They are being held on: Wednesday 10th October at…

1st October 2018
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Trust highly praised in national cancer survey of patients

Care of cancer patients at the Trust has again been highly praised in a national survey of patients who were diagnosed with the disease. The National Cancer Patient Experience Survey, now in its seventh year, has been published and was completed by over 500 local patients. Patients were asked to rate their care overall, on…

20th September 2018
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NHS 70th street party organiser wins Employee of the month award

Liam Currie, an Integrated Support Worker for the Crisis Response Team in Eastbourne, has won an employee of the month award, for his organisation of the NHS street party held on 30th August, to celebrate the NHS 70th Birthday. Jenna Khalfan, Associate Director for Communications and Engagement, who nominated Liam, along with a number of…

20th September 2018
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New Non-Executive Directors appointed

NHS Improvement has confirmed the appointment of Karen Manson as a Non-Executive Director of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and the Trust has appointed Nicola Webber as an Associate Non-Executive Director. Karen replaces Sue Bernhauser on the board who has recently left after completing her four year term as a Non-Executive Director. David Clayton-Smith, ESHT…

19th September 2018
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Friends donate equipment

The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital have donated eight blood pressure monitors and a bladder scanner to the Litlington Admission’s Lounge and Post-op day case ward, and the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), at Eastbourne DGH. Linda Law, Sister on Litlington Ward said: “All the staff on the ward would like to thank the Friends for…

17th September 2018
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Cardiac rehabilitation patients’ seafront walk fundraiser

Over 50 cardiac rehabilitation patients, along with friends and family, joined Consultant Cardiologist, Professor Nikhil Patel, British Heart Foundation volunteers, and the Cardiac Rehabilitation Team from Eastbourne DGH, for a sponsored walk along Eastbourne seafront. Phillippa Acton, Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist Sister said: It was a beautiful Sunday morning and a great turn out for our…