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4th September 2018
Bexhill Hospital League of Friends to purchase second MRI Scanner for Conquest Hospital thumbnail image

Bexhill Hospital League of Friends to purchase second MRI Scanner for Conquest Hospital

The League of Friends of the Bexhill Hospital have agreed to fund the purchase of a second state-of-the-art MRI Scanner for Conquest Hospital. The donation amounts to £679,000, and is in addition to £54,000 previously donated to the Conquest Hospital Scanner appeal, which is funding the first MRI scanner. Stuart Earl, Chairman of The League…

3rd September 2018
Supportive and Palliative Care Lead wins Employee of the month award thumbnail image

Supportive and Palliative Care Lead wins Employee of the month award

Nursing Team Leader, Jayne Winter, has won the Trust’s employee of the month award for her help in transforming the palliative care service, along with her respect and compassion for colleagues and patients. Janki Patel, Lead Pharmacist who nominated Jayne said: “Jayne has worked incredibly hard in transforming the palliative care service. There has been…

29th August 2018
1500th baby born at Eastbourne Midwifery Unit thumbnail image

1500th baby born at Eastbourne Midwifery Unit

Lara Walker was the 1500th baby born at the Eastbourne Midwifery Unit, to proud parents Sandra and Terry Walker, weighing in at 7lbs 13oz. Sandra Walker said: “The treatment we received in the midwifery unit was absolutely fantastic. I didn’t realise I could have my baby at Eastbourne, but was so glad I did. My…

24th August 2018
Endoscopy Units recognised for high quality care thumbnail image

Endoscopy Units recognised for high quality care

The Endoscopy Units at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH have been awarded with a Joint Advisory Group (JAG) accreditation for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, by The Royal College of Physicians. This accreditation is given to endoscopy units that are able to meet a stringent set of standards relating to high quality patient care, and demonstrating a safe,…

22nd August 2018
NHS 70th Street Party in Eastbourne thumbnail image

NHS 70th Street Party in Eastbourne

Continuing the celebrations of the NHS 70th, a street party will be held on Thursday 30th August from 10.00am to 5.00pm,  with more events in the evening. The street party will take place in Terminus Road (from Grand Parade to Seaside Road) in Eastbourne, bringing together local people, practitioners and volunteers. The sea front end…

20th August 2018
Investment in new medical air and vacuum systems thumbnail image

Investment in new medical air and vacuum systems

A new more efficient medical vacuum and medical air and filter system, has been fitted at Eastbourne DGH, replacing the original system installed when the hospital was built, in the 1970’s. The new system, costing £150,000, is situated behind the scenes, deep inside a cavernous area of the hospital, underneath the operating theatres. It comprises…

16th August 2018
Winners of ESHT’s ‘Clean Care Award’ thumbnail image

Winners of ESHT’s ‘Clean Care Award’

The Emergency Department 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…

15th August 2018
Increased recognition and prompt treatment of Sepsis helps to save lives thumbnail image

Increased recognition and prompt treatment of Sepsis helps to save lives

Evidence shows an increase in sepsis screening has led to speedier treatment and a reduction in mortality rates at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. Since April 2017, screening and prompt treatment for sepsis across the Trust has led to an 11 percentage point reduction in the Trust’s Risk Adjusted Mortality Index (RAMI) to April 2018.…

10th August 2018
Increase in births at Eastbourne Midwifery Unit thumbnail image

Increase in births at Eastbourne Midwifery Unit

The number of births at Eastbourne Midwifery Unit has increased by almost 40% in April to July this year, compared with the corresponding period last year. In total 116 babies have been born in this four month period. The increase reflects growing confidence in the unit and the excellent birthing experience provided to women and…

7th August 2018
Friends donate bladder scanner for children thumbnail image

Friends donate bladder scanner for children

A new bladder scanner and an uroflow meter, costing £11,000, has been donated to the Trust by The Friends of Conquest Hospital and The Friends of Eastbourne DGH, and will mean local children won’t have to travel to a specialist hospital in London, for investigations in the future. The bladder scanner uses ultrasound to measure…

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