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21st May 2020
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Nurse leaves Critical Care after 32 days

Orlando Fulgencio who is a Frailty Unit Nurse at Eastbourne DGH was clapped and cheered by colleagues and friends as he left critical care after 32 days, to continue his recovery from Covid-19 on Jevington ward, a ward he used to work on.

15th May 2020
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Trust joins fight against Coronavirus in ground-breaking new study

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has joined the fight against Coronavirus by recruiting COVID-19 patients to participate in a ground-breaking new study of the disease performed by the partnership between the GenOMICC Study Consortium (led by the University of Edinburgh) and Genomics England. The study, announced by the Secretary of State for Health and Social…

15th May 2020
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Dietitians offer advice on maintaining good nutrition and hydration

Dietitians at ESHT are offering advice on maintaining good nutrition and hydration to keep people well and support their normal immune function during these challenging times.  A healthy, well-balanced diet with a variety of foods from each of the food groups should give people the broad range of nutrients we need to maintain good…

15th May 2020
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New directors join the Trust Board

Two new directors have joined the Trust board, Damian Reid as Chief Financial Officer and Richard Milner as Director of Strategy, Improvement and Innovation. Damian Reid joins the Trust from Bedford Hospital NHS Trust where he was Director of Finance. Damian is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant. He started his career in the Ministry of…

6th May 2020
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Hand decorated ‘Comfort Pebbles’ help separated people stay connected

With visiting patients in hospital currently restricted an initiative called ‘Comfort Pebbles 2020’ has been introduced as another means for patients and their families to maintain links whilst they are in hospital. The aim of Comfort Pebbles is to provide patients in hospital with a hand-decorated pebble, which has a personal message from their loved…