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17th June 2020
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RITA brought in to help out on the ward

A new digital therapy system called RITA, which stands for ‘Reminiscence Interactive Therapy Activities’ has been purchased by MacDonald Ward at Conquest Hospital, following successful fund raising activities on the ward. RITA is an innovative, evidence-based, state-of-the-art digital therapy system which allows patients to use apps, games and other leisure activities as part of their…

5th June 2020
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Relay swim of the channel to raise money for the local NHS

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon, Mr Manuel Saldana, his children William (19), Beth (17) and Alice (12) together with Ophthalmologist, Dr Stephen Sweetman, and local businessman Tim Bigg are planning a relay swim of the channel in late August, to raise money for the local NHS. Mr Manuel Saldana said: “Swimming the English Channel is…

4th June 2020
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Celebrating our volunteers during Volunteers’ Week

Over 550 volunteers at the Trust who support patients, visitors and staff in a wide variety of roles across all our sites, will receive a card with a personal ‘thank you’ message from ESHT Chief Executive, Adrian Bull as part of Volunteers’ Week.