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29th May 2018
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Cherine retires after 42 years nursing

Cherine Woolwich an Advanced Community Nurse Practitioner, working in Community Nursing as retired after 42 years nursing in the NHS. Cherine’s friends and colleagues gathered at Park Practice to give her a send-off with presents and a nurse’s uniform decorated cake. Cherine started her nursing career in 1976 as an Auxiliary Nurse at Downside Hospital…

22nd May 2018
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Winners of ESHT’s ‘Clean Care Award’

The Richard Ticehurst Surgical Assessment team at Conquest Hospital along with the Emergency Department team 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…

21st May 2018
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Bereavement officer wins Employee of the month award

Bereavement officer Robert Tricker won an employee of the month award after being nominated twice for his support when dealing with bereaved families. Robert was presented with his award by Trust Chairman, David Clayton-Smith. Emma Chambers, Service Manage, Gynaecology, Women and Children who nominated him said: “Robert has been extremely supportive in our work to…

18th May 2018
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Outpatients team raise money for Stand up to Cancer charity

The Outpatients team at Conquest Hospital have raised £302.60 for the Stand up to Cancer charity, by holding a fundraising event by selling cakes they had baked. Members of the team all baked cakes which were judged in true ‘Great British Bake Off’ style, but not by Paul and Prue but by Vikki Carruth, Director…

17th May 2018
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Raising awareness of stroke prevention

The Trust’s Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team have been at the Eastbourne Arndale Centre, promoting awareness of stroke and stroke prevention and offering shoppers the opportunity to have their blood pressure checked and to test for an irregular heartbeat. The team were also offering general advice on how to reduce the risk of stroke. Jill Gorman,…

16th May 2018
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Occupational Health and Wellbeing Team win Employee of the month award

Specialist Nurse Manager Liz Lipsham, along with the Occupational Health and Wellbeing team, have won the employee of the month award for leading the Trust’s flu campaign which resulted in 72% of frontline staff receiving a flu jab. This was an increase of almost a third compared with the previous year’s uptake. The team was…

15th May 2018
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Trust promotes Insulin Safety

The Trust’s Specialist Diabetes Team is promoting the importance of insulin safety during the first-ever national Insulin Safety Week. All people with Type 1 diabetes are dependent on insulin to control their blood glucose levels. Type 2 diabetes is predominantly a progressive condition. Initially it may be possible to manage Type 2 diabetes with lifestyle…

15th May 2018
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Friends welcome HRH Princess Alexandra at Eastbourne DGH

The Trust was delighted to welcome Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra to Eastbourne District General Hospital to mark the 70th anniversary of the formation of the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital. Her Royal Highness unveiled a plaque to mark the anniversary and spent time meeting friends of the hospital and volunteers who do so much to…

14th May 2018
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Hospital therapists promote the benefits of gardening

Occupational therapists and physiotherapists at the Trust ran a whole week of events to celebrate National Gardening Week and raise awareness of the diversity, richness and cultural value of gardening. Gardening helps to keep people active and to reduce stress levels, and that can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and other associated lifestyle diseases.…

14th May 2018
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Trust celebrates International Midwives Day

Maternity support workers and student midwives at the Trust, held a series of events to celebrate International Day of the Midwife 2018 with support from the Royal College of Midwives. As well as making tea and homemade cakes for all members of the teams at both Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH, there was a raffle…

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