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5th December 2017
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Trust scoops two national awards

The Trust has scooped two national awards at the Skills for Health’s ‘Our Health Heroes’ Awards 2017 which celebrate the unsung healthcare heroes from across the UK, including those working in the NHS, that go above and beyond in their roles every day. The two Trust award winners, sponsored by Health Education England, were: The…

30th November 2017
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Norovirus – please don’t help pass it on

With winter upon us, it is not uncommon at this time of year for people to get Norovirus (diarrhoea and vomiting). If you experience symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting and feel unwell with gastrointestinal symptoms please don’t help pass them on. Stay at home and drink plenty of water. More importantly please do not visit…

24th November 2017
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Hospital therapy dog Bella wins local radio ‘Inspiration’ award

A Pets as Therapy (PAT) dog Bella and owner Barry Coase, who provide a service to patients at Eastbourne DGH, have won the ‘Inspiration’ award at the More Radio Eastbourne Awards 2017. Bella, a three-year old Bichon-Frise, has been a huge hit with both patients and staff at Eastbourne DGH since starting her PAT role…

21st November 2017
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Friends donation towards CT Scanner

The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital have donated a magnificent £500,000 towards a replacement CT scanner at Eastbourne DGH which is due to be operational early in the New Year. Dr Neil Barlow Consultant Radiologist said: “We are tremendously grateful for this significant donation of half a million pounds towards the CT scanner. This is part…

20th November 2017
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Trust’s Swallow Disorder Clinic team celebrate another award

The Trust’s Swallow Disorder Clinic team are celebrating after receiving another national award, this time winning the ‘Project Recognition Award’ at the Zenith Global Healthcare Professionals Awards at a prestigious event held at a top London hotel. The “one stop” Swallow Disorder Clinic was recognised as an innovative, collaborative approach between ENT (Ear, Nose and…

16th November 2017
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Emergency Department team raise £5,000 for cancer support

The Emergency Department (ED) team at Eastbourne raised over £5,000 for St Wilfred’s Hospice and Macmillan at their Park Run last Saturday (11th November). Over 480 staff, friends and family, wearing specially printed t-shirts, took part in support of three of their ED colleagues who have recently been diagnosed with cancer. Becci Holdaway, a Sister…

7th November 2017
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Emergency Department team Park Run event to support colleagues with cancer

The Emergency Department team at Eastbourne DGH and their friends are taking over the Eastbourne Park Run at Shinewater Park on Saturday 11th November at 9.00am, to raise money for St Wilfred’s Hospice and Macmillan. The Park Run is a weekly event that takes place in Shinewater Park around the lake every Saturday. Becci Holdaway,…

2nd November 2017
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Bobble hat care bundle introduced at Conquest

A new way of identifying babies requiring extra support following delivery, called the ‘The Bobble Hat Care Bundle’, has been introduced on the maternity unit at Conquest Hospital. Every baby identified as requiring extra support receives a red hat straightaway after birth, to make them clearly identifiable. The use of these bobble hats has reduced…

1st November 2017
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Kind donation to Intensive Care Unit

Former patient, Nick Robinson together with his brother Geoff and local Elvis tribute Artist Andy T. King, have presented the Intensive Care unit at Conquest Hospital with a cheque for £1,570, to say thanks for the care Nick received while in the unit. Earlier this year Nick was admitted to the unit with life threatening…

1st November 2017
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Landscape photographs brighten up Pevensey Unit

Stunning local landscape photographs have helped to brighten Pevensey Unit at Eastbourne DGH for patients and staff. Sixteen landscape photographs taken from Peter Goldsmith’s ‘Sussex Scenes’ collection have been displayed on the unit’s corridor walls. Matron, Art Lazaro said: “These photographs brighten up the unit and help to promote a relaxed ambience for our patients.…

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