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17th September 2018
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Nurses raise money for victims of Kerala floods

A group of nurses, who work at the Trust, came in on their day off work, to raise money for the Kerala Flood Relief Appeal. The nurses managed to raise just short of £1,000, selling their homemade curries, rice and Biriyani, to hospital staff. Sister Latha Mathew, from Hailsham 4 ward said: “We wanted to…

11th September 2018
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Support group for people with Glaucoma

A support group for people with the eye condition glaucoma, is being held on Wednesday 26th September 2018 at 5.00pm in the Lecture Theatre, Education Centre at Eastbourne DGH, Kings Drive, Eastbourne, BN21 2UD. Glaucoma is a condition which can affect mainly the peripheral vision, and is frequently related to a build-up of pressure within…

7th September 2018
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Staff and patients get active with the help of Physiotherapists

Physiotherapists from the Trust have helped staff and patients get active, as part of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s national campaign ‘Love Activity, Hate Exercise?’. Information stands, across the Trust, have been manned by Physiotherapists to promote opportunities for people to get active in their everyday life. The Trust is supporting Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s…

6th September 2018
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Organ Donation Week – Why it’s so important to talk about it

Members of the East Sussex Healthcare Organ Donation Committee are encouraging people across the county to talk about organ donation with their families. This Organ Donation Week (3rd to 9th September), ask yourselves as a family what you would do if one of you needed a transplant: would you accept a life-saving organ? If you’d…

6th September 2018
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Trust Chair to step down

David Clayton-Smith, Chair of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has announced his intention to step down after nearly three years in the role. David, who will continue to focus on his portfolio of other non-executive positions in health and science, will remain Chair of the Trust until his successor is recruited. David became Chair of…

5th September 2018
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Local MP visits radiology department

Stephen Lloyd, the MP for Eastbourne and Willingdon, has visited the radiology department at Eastbourne DGH to speak to staff and tour the department. There are 11 consultant radiologists, around 40 radiographers plus nurses, support and administration staff within the team at Eastbourne DGH. Each month they undertake around 6,000 X-rays, 2,500 CT scans, 2,300…

4th September 2018
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Bexhill Hospital League of Friends to purchase second MRI Scanner for Conquest Hospital

The League of Friends of the Bexhill Hospital have agreed to fund the purchase of a second state-of-the-art MRI Scanner for Conquest Hospital. The donation amounts to £679,000, and is in addition to £54,000 previously donated to the Conquest Hospital Scanner appeal, which is funding the first MRI scanner. Stuart Earl, Chairman of The League…

3rd September 2018
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Supportive and Palliative Care Lead wins Employee of the month award

Nursing Team Leader, Jayne Winter, has won the Trust’s employee of the month award for her help in transforming the palliative care service, along with her respect and compassion for colleagues and patients. Janki Patel, Lead Pharmacist who nominated Jayne said: “Jayne has worked incredibly hard in transforming the palliative care service. There has been…

29th August 2018
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1500th baby born at Eastbourne Midwifery Unit

Lara Walker was the 1500th baby born at the Eastbourne Midwifery Unit, to proud parents Sandra and Terry Walker, weighing in at 7lbs 13oz. Sandra Walker said: “The treatment we received in the midwifery unit was absolutely fantastic. I didn’t realise I could have my baby at Eastbourne, but was so glad I did. My…

24th August 2018
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Endoscopy Units recognised for high quality care

The Endoscopy Units at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH have been awarded with a Joint Advisory Group (JAG) accreditation for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, by The Royal College of Physicians. This accreditation is given to endoscopy units that are able to meet a stringent set of standards relating to high quality patient care, and demonstrating a safe,…