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1st October 2018
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Trust highly praised in national cancer survey of patients

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, now in its seventh year, has been published and was completed by over 500 local patients. Patients were asked to rate their care overall, on…

20th September 2018
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NHS 70th street party organiser wins Employee of the month award

Liam Currie, an Integrated Support Worker for the Crisis Response Team in Eastbourne, has won an employee of the month award, for his organisation of the NHS street party held on 30th August, to celebrate the NHS 70th Birthday. Jenna Khalfan, Associate Director for Communications and Engagement, who nominated Liam, along with a number of…

20th September 2018
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New Non-Executive Directors appointed

NHS Improvement has confirmed the appointment of Karen Manson as a Non-Executive Director of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and the Trust has appointed Nicola Webber as an Associate Non-Executive Director. Karen replaces Sue Bernhauser on the board who has recently left after completing her four year term as a Non-Executive Director. David Clayton-Smith, ESHT…

19th September 2018
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Friends donate equipment

The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital have donated eight blood pressure monitors and a bladder scanner to the Litlington Admission’s Lounge and Post-op day case ward, and the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), at Eastbourne DGH. Linda Law, Sister on Litlington Ward said: “All the staff on the ward would like to thank the Friends for…

17th September 2018
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Cardiac rehabilitation patients’ seafront walk fundraiser

Over 50 cardiac rehabilitation patients, along with friends and family, joined Consultant Cardiologist, Professor Nikhil Patel, British Heart Foundation volunteers, and the Cardiac Rehabilitation Team from Eastbourne DGH, for a sponsored walk along Eastbourne seafront. Phillippa Acton, Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist Sister said: It was a beautiful Sunday morning and a great turn out for our…

17th September 2018
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Nurses raise money for victims of Kerala floods

A group of nurses, who work at the Trust, came in on their day off work, to raise money for the Kerala Flood Relief Appeal. The nurses managed to raise just short of £1,000, selling their homemade curries, rice and Biriyani, to hospital staff. Sister Latha Mathew, from Hailsham 4 ward said: “We wanted to…

11th September 2018
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Support group for people with Glaucoma

A support group for people with the eye condition glaucoma, is being held on Wednesday 26th September 2018 at 5.00pm in the Lecture Theatre, Education Centre at Eastbourne DGH, Kings Drive, Eastbourne, BN21 2UD. Glaucoma is a condition which can affect mainly the peripheral vision, and is frequently related to a build-up of pressure within…

7th September 2018
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Staff and patients get active with the help of Physiotherapists

Physiotherapists from the Trust have helped staff and patients get active, as part of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s national campaign ‘Love Activity, Hate Exercise?’. Information stands, across the Trust, have been manned by Physiotherapists to promote opportunities for people to get active in their everyday life. The Trust is supporting Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s…

6th September 2018
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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 (3rd to 9th 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…

6th September 2018
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Trust Chair to step down

David Clayton-Smith, Chair of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has announced his intention to step down after nearly three years in the role. David, who will continue to focus on his portfolio of other non-executive positions in health and science, will remain Chair of the Trust until his successor is recruited. David became Chair of…