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6th August 2018
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Cardiology Registrar wins Employee of the month award

Cardiology Registrar, Dr Hiten Patel has won an employee of the month award for his clinical knowledge and bedside manner. Dr Patel was presented with his award by Trust Chairman, David Clayton-Smith. Dr Dan O’Shea from Cardiology, who nominated Dr Patel said: “Hiten is an excellent clinician, both in terms of his clinical knowledge and…

31st July 2018
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MP visits catering and housekeeping teams

Stephen Lloyd MP has visited the catering and housekeeping teams at Eastbourne DGH, to tour the kitchen and see for himself the wide range of patient meals available. He also met some of the housekeeping team who clean the hospital and serve patients with meals and beverages. There are around 30 people in the catering…

30th July 2018
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New Echocardiography machine donated by the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital

A new Echocardiography machine worth £98,000 which gives doctors moving images, with a greater clarity and definition of inside the heart, has been donated by the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital. The machine provides better images of the heart and does so at a faster pace than on previous machines. This has particularly improved patients that…

26th July 2018
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Nursery raises money for Friends of Eastbourne Hospital

The children and staff of the Rainbow Nursery at Eastbourne DGH presented the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital with a cheque for £136.97. The money was raised in the week leading up to the NHS 70th Anniversary when the children and staff at Rainbow Nursery had a ‘marketplace’ selling things they had made; such as cards,…

25th July 2018
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Team Lead Occupational Therapist wins Employee of the month award

Occupational Therapist Giti Mukherjee won an employee of the month award for setting up a mobility project on the in-patient medical wards as part of “End PJ paralysis”. Giti was presented with her award by Trust Chairman, David Clayton-Smith End PJ paralysis is a global initiative embraced by nurses, therapists and doctors to get patients…

24th July 2018
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New Scopes for ENT

The ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) department has recently taken delivery of three new portable Laryngoscopes thanks to a £16,500 donation by the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital. The portable Laryngoscope is a flexible endoscope that is passed through the mouth and is equipped with a source of light and magnification. It is used by doctors…

20th July 2018
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NHS Heroes recognised at Trust Award Ceremony

Local NHS heroes were recognised at the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust Awards Ceremony where winners of 12 awards categories were announced, along with recognising members of staff with over 40 years NHS service. Local civic dignitaries attended the event which was presided over by Trust Chairman, David Clayton-Smith. David Clayton-Smith, Trust Chairman said: “In…

19th July 2018
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Diabetes Nurses achieve accreditation to the SADIE programme

Diabetes Specialist Nurses at the Trust have achieved accreditation to continue to deliver the SADIE (Skills for Adjusting Diet and Insulin in East Sussex) educational programme, that supports people living with Type 1 Diabetes. The programme has been approved by the Quality Institute for Self-Management in Education and Training (QISMET), for another three years. Nikki…

17th July 2018
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Newly refurbished Maxillofacial and Orthodontic department opens

The Maxillofacial and Orthodontic department at Eastbourne DGH has re-opened following a £125,000 refurbishment, which included the installation of new dental examination chairs and operating lights and the total refurbishment of the department’s four clinical treatment. The £125,000 refurbishment was substantially funded by the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital with a donation of £102,000. Mr Andrew…

11th July 2018
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Friends donate new dental equipment to Community Dental Service

The Friends of Bexhill and Conquest Hospitals, have kindly donated over £33,000 worth of specialised disability dentistry equipment for use by wheelchair users and bariatric patients, to our Community Dental Service, based at the Arthur Blackman Clinic in St Leonards. The equipment consists of a compact platform that is designed to treat patients in their…

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