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10th July 2018
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Stroke prevention event held in Bexhill

The Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team have held a stroke prevention event at Tesco in Bexhill, where the team gave advice to people on preventing strokes and other health conditions. The team were able to offer advice on stroke prevention with blood pressure readings, dietary, life style advice about smoking, drinking and cholesterol levels. Nearly 100…

9th July 2018
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Young adults with a learning difficulty or disability graduate from Project SEARCH

Eight young people with a learning difficulty or disability have recently graduated from Project SEARCH, a supported internship programme designed to give young people skills to gain competitive paid employment. The graduates were presented with their certificates by ESHT Chief Executive, Dr Adrian Bull and Eastbourne Deputy, Mayor Cllr Kathy Ballard. Parents and staff from…

2nd July 2018
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MP meets Macmillan team

Local MP, Stephen Lloyd has visited Eastbourne DGH to meet some Macmillan professionals based at the hospital, as well as local Macmillan fundraising leads. The Macmillan cancer charity supports and helps people affected by cancer. In total there are more than 40 Macmillan nurses, Allied Health Professionals, and cancer support workers at the Trust. The…

29th June 2018
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Podiatrists promote the importance of healthy feet

Podiatrists at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust have been raising awareness of the importance of good foot health as part of their overall health, giving advice to people about how to look after their feet. As part of national ‘Foot Health Month’, the Podiatry team organised a range activities for both the public and for…

27th June 2018
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Trust thanks MRI scanner appeal for reaching £1million target

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust Chairman, David Clayton-Smith has publicly thanked the Friends of Conquest Hospital MRI Scanner Appeal for reaching their £1million target. The appeal was launched in March last year to raise money to fund a new MRI scanner at Conquest Hospital. David Clayton-Smith publicly thanked the appeal board and Jo Brand, at…

22nd June 2018
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£150,000 refurbishment of Special Care baby Unit at Conquest Hospital completed

A £150,000 refurbishment of the Special Care Baby Unit nursery at Conquest Hospital has been completed, and now provides doctors and nurses easier access to the incubators, and improved provision of care to the babies. The refurbishment work involved re-providing the way oxygen and air services are supplied to each incubator. To enable this to…

21st June 2018
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Dietitians promote their work and offer lifestyle advice

Dietitians from the Trust have been promoting their role and expertise during Dietitians week, by visiting shopping centres in Eastbourne and Hastings to highlight their work, and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and diet. Dietitians are qualified to degree level and use the most up-to-date scientific research on food, health and disease and translate…

19th June 2018
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New diagnostic equipment transforms Trust’s pathology laboratories

Work to install the latest advanced diagnostic equipment to transform the pathology laboratories at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH, has now been completed. The new equipment is part of a £10 million, seven year contract with Roche Diagnostics Ltd to provide some of the most advanced pathology equipment available. This is helping to speed up…

19th June 2018
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Exciting opportunity to influence and shape the local NHS

The Trust is recruiting a new non-executive director and a new associate non-executive director to join the Trust Board. An information evening for those interested in the roles will take place on Tuesday 3rd July from 6.00pm at Manor Barn, 4 De La Warr Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 2JA. David Clayton-Smith, Chairman East Sussex Healthcare NHS…

15th June 2018
First of its kind robotic hoist in the UK at Bexhill Hospital thumbnail image

First of its kind robotic hoist in the UK at Bexhill Hospital

The Irvine Unit at Bexhill Hospital is the first in the UK to have a mobile robotic hoist, thanks to the generosity of the Bexhill Hospital League of Friends. The Swiss made, state-of-the-art robotic hoist, costing around £60,000, is able to support the weight of patients whilst they learn to balance and walk again, at…

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