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12th March 2019
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Donation to Kipling Children’s ward at Conquest Hospital

A donation of £3,025 has been made to the Kipling Children’s ward at Conquest Hospital, by local company Blackbrooks Garden Centre in Sedlescombe. The money donated will be used to purchase items that will benefit children and their families and the staff that care for them. Rachel Brook, Matron on Kipling Ward and Short Stay…

12th March 2019
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Bella voted top PAT dog at Crufts 2019

Bella and owner Barry Coase, who visit patients at Eastbourne DGH, have won the HiLife Pets As Therapy Dog of the Year award at Crufts 2019. The award was voted for by readers of Yours Magazine and presented by James Middleton, Ambassador for Pets as Therapy. Since starting her role at Eastbourne DGH, Bella a…

11th March 2019
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Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Clinic launched

A new multidisciplinary diabetic foot clinic has been launched at Conquest Hospital which brings together in one clinic, Vascular and Diabetic doctors and specialist nurses along with Podiatrists, to provide the best possible care for patients with diabetic foot problems. The multidisciplinary diabetic foot clinic provides those patients deemed at risk of losing a lower…

8th March 2019
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Nutrition and Hydration week and National Swallowing Awareness day

Nutrition and Dietetic teams and their Speech and Language colleagues are taking part in National Nutrition and Hydration week 2019 (11th to 17th March, to raise awareness and improve the understanding of the importance of good nutrition and hydration, and National Swallowing Awareness day on 13th March to help raise awareness of people with eating…

7th March 2019
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Ventilators which help people with respiratory problems at home donated by Friends

The Friends of Bexhill, Conquest and Eastbourne Hospitals have donated eight ventilators to the home ventilation service, to help people with chronic respiratory failure, in their own homes. The home ventilation service helps patients to stay at home and avoid admission into hospital. The donated ventilators are small and used at the bed side to…

6th March 2019
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Apprenticeship scheme helping to upskill Physiotherapy support workers

During National Apprenticeship week (4th to 8th March 2019), the Physiotherapy service at ESHT have highlighted how they have been benefitting from the apprenticeship scheme to upskill physiotherapy support workers, to enable services to deliver on commitments in the NHS long term plan (LTP). One of the commitments in the LTP is improving access to…

5th March 2019
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Special care ‘baby’ returns with dad to donate money

A Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) patient of 14 years ago has returned to the unit with his dad, to donate money on behalf of a local Masons Lodge. Louie Hammond was born nine weeks early in 2004, and spent the early weeks of his life in the SCBU at Conquest Hospital. His Dad, Paul…

4th March 2019
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Mobile tablet device donated to Emergency Department

A mobile tablet device has been donated by local company Booker and Best, to the Emergency Department at Conquest Hospital to be used as a distraction tool when treating children. Matron, Becky Bell said: “We would like to thank Booker and Best for donating this tablet. We will use it to distract children when we…

27th February 2019
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ESHT Staff Survey results show improvement

The results of the latest NHS Staff Survey demonstrate a trend of year on year improvements in many important areas at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. The survey saw the Trust’s highest response rate in five years with 53% of the ESHT workforce responding to the survey carried out last autumn. This response rate was…

27th February 2019
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Clinical Improvement Team win Employee of the month award

The Clinical Improvement Team of Emma Jones-Davies, Emma Tate and Sammi Foy have won the Employee of the Month award for their efforts in lowering the Trust’s mortality rate from sepsis by 38%, in the past two years. Dr David Walker, Medical Director, who nominated the team, said: “Emma Jones-Davies, Emma Tate and Sammi Foy…