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13 October 2022
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Celebrating our Allied Health Professionals

Allied Health Professionals (AHP) play a vital part in providing care to patients in the NHS. Encompassing a wide range of therapist professionals as well as radiographers, dieticians, podiatrists, osteopaths, operating theatre practitioners, orthoptists, prosthetists and paramedics, the ongoing treatment and welfare of our patients couldn’t continue without their dedication and expertise. This year Allied…

13 October 2022
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Meet our Freedom to Speak Up Guardians

Speaking up is about anything that gets in the way of patient care or that affects your working life. Speaking up can be offering a suggestion for improvement, raising a concern, or whistleblowing. The trust has two Freedom to Speak Up Guardians, Dominique Holliman and Ruth Agg. To celebrate Freedom to Speak Up month this…

13 October 2022
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Baby Loss Remembrance services

Baby Loss Remembrance services are being held locally on Saturday 15 October supported by our bereavement team and Hastings and East Sussex SANDS...

6 October 2022
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Physicians Associate Week – our lead PA explains her role

This week is Physician Associate Week, raising the profile nationally of this interesting role, that has really started to take off in the NHS in the last few years. To find out more about what Physician Associates do in the health service, we talked to Zoe Cooke, Lead Physician Associate in the Acute Frailty Team…

6 October 2022
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Logistics team: our ‘Heroes of the Month’!

Congratulations to the logistics team at Eastbourne District General Hospital for winning this month’s Hero of the Month award! The team was nominated by Kelly Porter, Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive and the Chairman. She said: “Tony and his team work extremely hard and often go unnoticed. They constantly go above and beyond to…

29 September 2022
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“I get to help families create a lasting legacy”

Did you know that each organ donor can save up to nine lives? This week is Organ Donation Week so we caught up with Joana de Letra, Organ Donation Specialist Nurse, to find out more about organ donation here at the trust and across the country. “I became interested in organ donation when I was…

28 September 2022
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Bench unveiled in memory of organ donors whose gifts transforms lives

To mark Organ Donation Week this year we unveiled a new bench, overlooking the lagoon at Conquest Hospital, in memory of people from the trust who became organ donors. Last year, seven families at the trust agreed to organ donation resulting in 15 patients receiving a life-saving or life-changing transplant. Dr Judith Highgate, Clinical Lead…

20 September 2022
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Annual General Meeting 2022

We’re holding our rescheduled Annual General Meeting next Thursday 29 September at the Hydro Hotel in Eastbourne. Come and join us for an opportunity to hear about the trust’s achievements over the last year and our plans for the future.   10am: Arrival/tea and coffee 10.30am: Annual General Meeting 2022 11.30am: Ask the Board 12pm:…

13 September 2022
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Changes to outpatient appointments on Monday 19 September

If you have an outpatient appointment on Monday 19 September, the day of the Queen’s state funeral, we will be contacting you to reschedule your appointment in light of the Bank Holiday. Clinically necessary appointments will go ahead as planned and those patients will also be contacted to confirm that we are expecting you. We…

31 August 2022
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Community Staff Nurse wins ‘Hero of the Month’ award

Michelle Bridger, Community Staff Nurse for the Eastbourne community nursing team has won our ‘Hero of the Month’ award. Michelle was nominated by two of her colleagues, Connie Thornton and Susan Gent, both community staff nurses. Connie said: “Michelle is a well-valued member of the team and consistently goes above and beyond to support our…