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5th October 2017
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Baby Remembrance Services

Baby Remembrance Services for all who have suffered the loss of a child, no matter how long ago, are being held on: Sunday 15th October at the Chapel of the Holy Cross Level 2, Conquest Hospital at 3.00pm Wednesday 18th October in the Chapel of Christ the Healer at Eastbourne DGH at 2.00pm The services…

3rd October 2017
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New procedure to speed up lung cancer diagnosis

A new procedure called an Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) has been introduced at the Trust to speed up lung cancer diagnosis and reduce travel for local patients who previously had to travel to either Brighton or Guy’s Hospital in London, for the procedure. Endobronchial ultrasound is a minimally invasive but highly effective procedure used to diagnose…

3rd October 2017
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Local MP visits Stroke Unit

Local MP, Stephen Lloyd has visited the Stroke Unit at Eastbourne DGH, which provides hyper acute and acute stroke services for East Sussex, to meet staff and see the work of the unit. Eastbourne and Willingdon MP, Stephen Lloyd said: “I was very impressed with my visit to the DGH Stroke Unit, for two key…

29th September 2017
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New Orthopaedic outpatients department and fracture clinic opens at Conquest Hospital

A new £500,000 Orthopaedic Outpatients department and Fracture clinic has opened at Conquest Hospital. The new clinic area provides patients and staff with more space and helps to improve the privacy and dignity of patients. The new area is light and airy with air conditioning. It has 10 consulting rooms, a bigger plaster room with…

29th September 2017
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Annual Report 2016/17 and summary financial statements

Our Annual Report 2016/17 and summary financial statements is now available to download. The report includes an overview of our achievement over the last year. It describes how we spent our budget of £379.3 million in 2016/17, information about our organisation, its purpose, key risks to the achievement of our objectives and how we have…

28th September 2017
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Donation to Intensive Care Unit from grateful patient

Phil Wilkinson who spent over two weeks critically ill in the Intensive Care Unit at Eastbourne DGH earlier this year, returned recently to say thank you to the team and donate £1,035. Phil’s  admission to the Intensive Care Unit was completely unexpected and resulted in a very stressful time for both him and his family. Having…

27th September 2017
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Local MP visits Jubilee Eye Suite

Local MP Stephen Lloyd has visited the Jubilee Eye Suite at Eastbourne DGH to meet staff and see the work of the unit. The most frequently performed operation on the Jubilee Eye Suite is cataract surgery with patients also treated for glaucoma, retinal disorders, squints, some cancers along with emergency trauma cases. Eastbourne and Willingdon…

21st September 2017
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Kind donation of beautifully hand crafted Cuddle Cots

Midwifery staff on the Delivery Suite at Conquest Hospital were presented with some cuddle cots made by members of the Darvell Community at Robertsbridge, following a donation from the Friends of the Conquest Hospital. Cuddle cots are used for babies that have sadly died and they allow parents to keep their baby with them in…

20th September 2017
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Cardiology team fit new type of pacemaker

A new heart device, the first of its kind in Kent, Surrey and Sussex, has been fitted into a local patient. The device acts as both a dual chamber pacemaker and a resynchronising device. Unlike other similar devices it has a new multi sensor lead which is anchored into the vein, with a screw (0.2mm…

19th September 2017

Trust shortlisted for prestigious national awards

The Trust has been shortlisted for three Heath Service Journal (HSJ) awards including one with local health and care partner organisations. Those shortlisted are: Project SEARCH, a NHS Learning Disability Employment Programme, is designed to give young people with learning difficulties or disabilities the skills to gain competitive paid employment. This has been shortlisted for…

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