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18th September 2017
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Free NHS service for minor eye problems

In East Sussex a free NHS Minor Eye Conditions (MEC) service is available from some local opticians. If you’ve got a problem with your eyes, such as sudden onset of blurred vision, a foreign body in the eye, flashes, floaters, redness or pain and discomfort, you can call one of the opticians that are registered…

18th September 2017

Emergency Department improvements at Eastbourne DGH

Building work has started within the Emergency Department at Eastbourne DGH to improve the facilities and the  flow through the department. The building work, costing £850,000, will include additional consulting rooms along with an improved patient waiting area and improvements to the reception area. Work is due to be completed in November. Whilst the building…

13th September 2017
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Workout at Work week launched

A series of events at the Trust as part of Workout at Work, a weeklong series of events to improve physical and mental health in the workplace, has been launched with a swimming gala opened by Eastbourne MP, Stephen Lloyd and Joe Chadwick-Bell, Chief Operating Officer at the Trust. Workout at work is part of…

12th September 2017
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Latest digitial mammography machine improves service

A new state-of-the-art digital mammography machine has been successfully installed at Eastbourne DGH to improve the diagnosis of patients with suspected breast cancer. The new machine, a GE Pristina Senograph, is one of only three of its kind in the UK. It provides high quality mammogram images with a reduced radiation dose which is of…

6th September 2017
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Trust attends first Hastings Pride event

Members of staff from East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust were at the inaugural Hastings Pride event to promote the organisation as a place to work and the benefits of working at ESHT. People also had the opportunity to sign up to join patient user groups which will help to shape and influence future decision making…

6th September 2017
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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 (4th to 10th 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…

28th August 2017

Hundreds affected as gas cloud hits Sussex coast

Approximately 150 people sought medical treatment and hundreds more are believed to have been affected by an unknown gas cloud that hit the East Sussex coast on Sunday 27th August. The first reports of a ‘haze’ coming in from the sea were received from Birling Gap, between Eastbourne and Seaford, just before 5pm. People reported…

22nd August 2017
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More join organ donor register at Airbourne

Members of the East Sussex Healthcare Organ Donation Committee were promoting awareness of the organ donor register at Eastbourne’s Airbourne. In total 360 people signed up to the Organ Donor Register. To help promote organ donation there was a giant version of the board game Operation called ‘Operation donation’. The giant game gave people the…

18th August 2017
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Old health records area transformed into office space

The old Health Records Library at Conquest Hospital has been transformed into office space, following a £450,000 refurbishment. The clinical administration teams who are now able to enjoy a better working environment and will use the office include health records, two week wait and outpatient bookings teams. Space was freed up following the provision of…

10th August 2017

Children’s centres offer top quality support to breastfeeding mums

New mums needing breastfeeding support and advice can now find help at children’s centres and health visiting clinics across the county. East Sussex’s health visiting and children centre service has been given stage 2 of an internationally-recognised accreditation by Unicef after training hundreds of staff to support mums to breastfeed. Having already achieved Stage 1…

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