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News and media

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23rd April 2020
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Send a message to a loved one

We are supporting family and friends to share messages with patients while visiting to our hospitals is being restricted.

21st April 2020
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New Chief Executive appointed

The Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Chadwick-Bell as its new Chief Executive, on an interim basis.

20th April 2020
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Emotional tribute as ESHT nurse leaves Critical Care

There were emotional scenes at Conquest Hospital on Friday afternoon as a member of ESHT nursing staff, Uma Pradhan, finally left Critical Care having spent 23 days in the unit being treated for Covid-19.

17th April 2020
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NHS: We are here if you need us

There is growing evidence showing that people are ignoring health concerns and putting off coming into hospital, even if they need urgent or emergency help.

8th April 2020
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Pooja Sharma, Trust Pharmacist

It is with great sadness that the Trust announces the death of Pooja Sharma. Pooja worked as a Pharmacist at Eastbourne District General Hospital and sadly died last week in London.

2nd April 2020
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Innovation and change to manage Covid-19 at ESHT

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust is putting in place a number of changes to manage the increase in patients with suspected or confirmed Covid-19. The Trust is temporarily modifying a number of services to significantly increase critical care capacity for those patients who are suspected or confirmed as having Covid-19. These changes will allow Covid-19…

1st April 2020
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Temporary maternity change in response to Covid-19 pressures

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) has made the decision to temporarily suspend the homebirth service and births at Eastbourne Midwifery Unit (EMU) to ensure a safe service for women and babies during the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead, all deliveries will take place in the obstetric unit at Conquest Hospital, Hastings A key factor in this…