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22nd August 2019
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Mayor of Polegate visits Eastbourne DGH

The Mayor of Polegate, Councillor David Watts and Deputy Mayor of Polegate, Councillor Margaret Piper visited Eastbourne DGH to tour the hospital and meet staff.

21st August 2019
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New equipment improves Endoscopy service

An investment in new endoscopy equipment at the Endoscopy Unit at Conquest Hospital, is helping to improve the service as the new equipment gives higher definition images during examinations and treatment of conditions within a patient’s digestive tract.

12th August 2019
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New Ultrasound for Emergency Department

Patients at the Emergency Department at Conquest Hospital are now able to benefit from a new ultrasound machine which makes images so that organs inside the body can be examined.

8th August 2019
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Trust’s Florence Nightingale Windrush 70 scholar

Graham Howard, Intravenous Nurse Specialist, has graduated from the first Florence Nightingale Windrush 70 Leadership programme. Graham was one of seventy nurses to complete the programme.

30th July 2019
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Winners of ESHT’s ‘Clean Care Award’

Critical Care at Conquest Hospital and Pevensey Ward at Eastbourne DGH are the latest winners of the Infection Prevention and Control Team’s ‘Clean Care Award’. The teams are presented with a plaque and a certificate to mark their achievement by ESHT Chief Executive Adrian Bull. Helen Tingley, Infection Control Nurse Specialist said: “The ‘Clean Care…

26th July 2019
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Eleven year old raises money for baby bereavement charity

Eleven year old Brayden Farmer from Westfield School who raised £10 through making fruit pots and rice crispy cakes and selling them to his friends, has donated the money to SANDS, a stillbirth and neonatal death charity. Brayden visited the Maternity Unit at Conquest Hospital to present the money to Kirsty Milward, Labour Ward Lead…

23rd July 2019
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Paediatric Airway Trollies donated by the Friends

Three Paediatric Airway Trollies, equipped with all the appropriately sized equipment to maintain a child’s airway when they require an operation, have been donated by the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital. The trollies, each costing around £5,000, will be used in the Operating Theatres and Day Surgery Unit at Eastbourne DGH. Claire Evans, Specialist Theatre Practitioner…

18th July 2019
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Achievements celebrated at Pride of ESHT Awards

The achievements of members of staff at the Trust were celebrated at the annual Pride of ESHT Awards, with 15 awards presented and recognition of 12 members of staff who have achieved over 40 years’ service to the NHS. The evening was held at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill. Steve Phoenix, Trust Chairman…

17th July 2019
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HRH The Princess Royal opens new MRI Suite at Conquest Hospital

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited Conquest Hospital, St Leonards-on-Sea to open the new MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Suite. The event was attended by civic dignitaries including the Lord-Lieutenant for East Sussex, Peter Field, Chairman of East Sussex County Council, Cllr David Elkin and Mayor of Hastings, Cllr Nigel Sinden. Her Royal Highness toured…