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18th October 2018
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Friends donate four video laryngoscopes

The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital have donated four video laryngoscopes, which help give doctors an improved view of a patient’s throat, when undergoing a general anaesthetic prior to surgery, worth £44,000. The video laryngoscopes have an LED camera to allow for a far wider view of the patient’s vocal cords than would be achieved in…

17th October 2018
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Trust welcomes 29 newly qualified nurses

Twenty nine newly qualified nurses, who have taken up posts at Conquest Hospital, Eastbourne DGH and in the community, have been welcomed into the Trust. Nineteen of the nurses undertook their training at the Trust, with the remaining ten having chosen to come and work at ESHT, after completing their training elsewhere. Vikki Carruth, Director…

16th October 2018
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Trust team win prestigious award

Speech and Language Therapists, Anita Smith and Karen McInally along with ENT Consultant, Paul Kirkland, have won the prestigious Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) Sternberg Award for Clinical Innovation. The team won the award for their work on introducing a ‘One Stop Swallow Disorder Clinic’, which has reduced treatment time down from…

15th October 2018
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Trust’s children’s units give support to ‘Play in Hospital Week’

The children’s units at both Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH have given support to ‘Play in Hospital Week’, to help raise awareness of the benefits of play in the treatment of poorly children in hospital. During the week, children at both hospitals drew pictures of everyday heroes to display. The Trust’s play specialist role is…

11th October 2018
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Trust improves its rating for Emergency Response

The Trust has been rated as ‘Substantially Compliant’, against the core standards for Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response, a significant improvement compared with ‘partially compliant’ in 2017. The NHS needs to plan for, and respond to, a wide range of incidents and emergencies that could affect health or patient care. These could be anything from…

10th October 2018
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TARN report shows high quality trauma care at Trust

Data from the Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN) report highlights evidence of high quality trauma care at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH. The TARN looks at the whole trauma patient journey, from the Emergency Department through the hospital, and shows that last year, Conquest Hospital was the fourth best in terms of survival outcome,…

9th October 2018
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BOP Cancer Charity raise £6,500 for Pevensey Unit

The BOP (breast, ovarian and prostate) cancer charity, along with friends and family of patients, both past and present, has raised £6,500 for the Pevensey Unit at Eastbourne DGH. The money was raised by holding a golfing day and an auction where people were very generous with their bids, along with Lynda Jacobs shaving her…

8th October 2018
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Trust joins national collaborative study for orthopaedic surgery

The Trust has been successful in applying to participate in a national collaborative study aiming to improve outcomes in elective orthopaedic surgery, and is one of only 30 in the country participating in this innovative Quality Improvement, Patient Safety and Research trial, which aims to improve outcomes after total hip and total knee replacements. The…

5th October 2018
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Trust promotes first UK Malnutrition Awareness Week

The Trust’s Nutrition and Dietetic teams have taken part in the first national Malnutrition Awareness week with displays at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH, explaining malnutrition; how to identify malnutrition, what the effects are, and what to do if individuals are identified as being malnourished in hospital or the community. During the week the Nutrition…

3rd October 2018
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Baby Remembrance Services

Baby Remembrance Services, are being held for all who have suffered the loss of a child, no matter how long ago. The services are a simple act of remembrance, conducted by the hospital chaplain. The services are for remembering and sharing with all welcome to attend. They are being held on: Wednesday 10th October at…