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9th October 2017
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Centralised Booking Team win monthly staff award

The Clinical Admininistration Outpatient’s team at Conquest Hospital, have won the Trust’s Monthly Staff Award. The team recently moved offices and were involved in the planning and organisation of the move, which resulted in no disruption to the service. The team were nominated for the award, by Jo Byers, Head of Clinical Administration who said…

6th October 2017
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International day of older persons celebrated

The Trust held a number of events to celebrate International Day of Older Persons, a celebration of the achievements and contributions that older people make to society. The events held ranged from tea parties at Eastbourne District General Hospital and Bexhill Irvine Unit to a number of informative displays in various locations to promote independence…

5th October 2017
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New type of heart pacemaker fitted

Cardiologists at the Trust are the first in Europe to fit a new type of pacemaker device with specially coated leads which glide easier through veins and into position in a patient’s heart. The innovative coating on the pacemaker leads allows doctors to easily manoeuvre them through the patient’s vein with the added benefit of…

5th October 2017
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Baby Remembrance Services

Baby Remembrance Services for all who have suffered the loss of a child, no matter how long ago, are being held on: Sunday 15th October at the Chapel of the Holy Cross Level 2, Conquest Hospital at 3.00pm Wednesday 18th October in the Chapel of Christ the Healer at Eastbourne DGH at 2.00pm The services…

3rd October 2017
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New procedure to speed up lung cancer diagnosis

A new procedure called an Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) has been introduced at the Trust to speed up lung cancer diagnosis and reduce travel for local patients who previously had to travel to either Brighton or Guy’s Hospital in London, for the procedure. Endobronchial ultrasound is a minimally invasive but highly effective procedure used to diagnose…

3rd October 2017
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Local MP visits Stroke Unit

Local MP, Stephen Lloyd has visited the Stroke Unit at Eastbourne DGH, which provides hyper acute and acute stroke services for East Sussex, to meet staff and see the work of the unit. Eastbourne and Willingdon MP, Stephen Lloyd said: “I was very impressed with my visit to the DGH Stroke Unit, for two key…

29th September 2017
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New Orthopaedic outpatients department and fracture clinic opens at Conquest Hospital

A new £500,000 Orthopaedic Outpatients department and Fracture clinic has opened at Conquest Hospital. The new clinic area provides patients and staff with more space and helps to improve the privacy and dignity of patients. The new area is light and airy with air conditioning. It has 10 consulting rooms, a bigger plaster room with…

29th September 2017
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Annual Report 2016/17 and summary financial statements

Our Annual Report 2016/17 and summary financial statements is now available to download. The report includes an overview of our achievement over the last year. It describes how we spent our budget of £379.3 million in 2016/17, information about our organisation, its purpose, key risks to the achievement of our objectives and how we have…

28th September 2017
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Donation to Intensive Care Unit from grateful patient

Phil Wilkinson who spent over two weeks critically ill in the Intensive Care Unit at Eastbourne DGH earlier this year, returned recently to say thank you to the team and donate £1,035. Phil’s  admission to the Intensive Care Unit was completely unexpected and resulted in a very stressful time for both him and his family. Having…

27th September 2017
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Local MP visits Jubilee Eye Suite

Local MP Stephen Lloyd has visited the Jubilee Eye Suite at Eastbourne DGH to meet staff and see the work of the unit. The most frequently performed operation on the Jubilee Eye Suite is cataract surgery with patients also treated for glaucoma, retinal disorders, squints, some cancers along with emergency trauma cases. Eastbourne and Willingdon…

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