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8th August 2017
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Information Manager wins monthly staff award

Information Manager Andy Bailey has won the Trust’s monthly staff award for his work developing a new Emergency Department IT system with real time information. Sarah Goldsack, Knowledge Management said: “Andy has worked incredibly hard to develop and implement a suite of reports on InPhase for the Emergency Department. These have contributed significantly to the…

7th August 2017
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Latest winners of ESHT’s ‘Clean Care Award’

De Cham Ward at Conquest Hospital and Hailsham 2 Ward at Eastbourne DGH are the latest winners of the Infection Prevention and Control Team’s ‘Clean Care Award’. Sammi Foy, Infection Control Nurse said: “The quarterly “Clean Care Award” is awarded to clinical areas where outstanding infection prevention and control practice is evident. There are two…

3rd August 2017
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New simulation training laboratory opens

A new state-of-the-art simulation training laboratory to improve the development of healthcare worker’s clinical skills, has been opened by Chief Executive, Dr Adrian Bull. Clinical staff of all disciplines will be able to practice skills and procedures, both common and uncommon in an educationally safe environment. In the simulation training laboratory clinical scenarios are re-created…

1st August 2017
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Assistant Director of Midwifery and Nursing appointed

Sarah Blanchard-Stow has started in the new role of Assistant Director of Midwifery and Nursing at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. Since qualifying as a Midwife in 2000 Sarah has a gained a wide range of midwifery experience. She joins the Trust from Queens Hospital, Romford, a unit delivering around 8,000 babies a year where…

26th July 2017
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Breakfast in the discharge lounge frees up beds

Providing breakfast for patients leaving hospital in the discharge lounge is helping to free up beds on the wards earlier in the day for poorly patients requiring admission. At Eastbourne DGH a Breakfast Club has recently been launched to offer patients being discharged a breakfast between 7.00am and 9.00am. This is helping to free up…

25th July 2017
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Trust attends inaugural Eastbourne Pride event

Members of staff from East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust attended the inaugural Eastbourne Pride 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 along with…

24th July 2017

Care of cancer patients praised

Care of cancer patients at the Trust has again been highly praised in a national survey of patients who were diagnosed with the disease. The National Cancer Patient Experience Survey has been published and was completed by 613 local patients. Patients were asked to rate their care overall on a scale of 1-10 and patients…

14th July 2017
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New director of nursing appointed

The Trust has appointed Vikki Carruth as Director of Nursing, who will join the Trust in the autumn, having been Director of Nursing and Quality at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust for three years and previously Deputy Chief Nurse at St George’s Healthcare in southwest London. Vikki will replace Alice Webster who left the Trust…

14th July 2017
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Mentors recognised at awards ceremony

The contribution Mentors and Preceptors make to peoples’ careers has been recognised by an awards ceremony held by the Trust. Those present were nominated by the nurses and healthcare care staff they mentor, with moving citations read out about every award nominee. The ceremony culminated in the presentation of the following awards by Trust directors:…

12th July 2017
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More join organ donor register at 999 weekend

Members of the East Sussex Healthcare Organ Donation Committee were promoting awareness of the organ donor register at this weekend’s 999 Event. In total 235 people signed up onto the Organ Donor Register. To help promote organ donation there was a giant version of the board game Operation called Operation Donation which gave people the…

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