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22nd August 2018
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NHS 70th Street Party in Eastbourne

Continuing the celebrations of the NHS 70th, a street party will be held on Thursday 30th August from 10.00am to 5.00pm,  with more events in the evening. The street party will take place in Terminus Road (from Grand Parade to Seaside Road) in Eastbourne, bringing together local people, practitioners and volunteers. The sea front end…

20th August 2018
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Investment in new medical air and vacuum systems

A new more efficient medical vacuum and medical air and filter system, has been fitted at Eastbourne DGH, replacing the original system installed when the hospital was built, in the 1970’s. The new system, costing £150,000, is situated behind the scenes, deep inside a cavernous area of the hospital, underneath the operating theatres. It comprises…

16th August 2018
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Winners of ESHT’s ‘Clean Care Award’

The Emergency Department at Conquest Hospital, along with Seaford 3 ward at Eastbourne DGH, are the latest winners of the Infection Prevention and Control Team’s, ‘Clean Care Award’. Helen Tingley, Infection Control Nurse Specialist said: “The quarterly ‘Clean Care Award’ is awarded to clinical areas where outstanding infection prevention and control practice is evident. The…

15th August 2018
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Increased recognition and prompt treatment of Sepsis helps to save lives

Evidence shows an increase in sepsis screening has led to speedier treatment and a reduction in mortality rates at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. Since April 2017, screening and prompt treatment for sepsis across the Trust has led to an 11 percentage point reduction in the Trust’s Risk Adjusted Mortality Index (RAMI) to April 2018.…

10th August 2018
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Increase in births at Eastbourne Midwifery Unit

The number of births at Eastbourne Midwifery Unit has increased by almost 40% in April to July this year, compared with the corresponding period last year. In total 116 babies have been born in this four month period. The increase reflects growing confidence in the unit and the excellent birthing experience provided to women and…

7th August 2018
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Friends donate bladder scanner for children

A new bladder scanner and an uroflow meter, costing £11,000, has been donated to the Trust by The Friends of Conquest Hospital and The Friends of Eastbourne DGH, and will mean local children won’t have to travel to a specialist hospital in London, for investigations in the future. The bladder scanner uses ultrasound to measure…

6th August 2018
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Cardiology Registrar wins Employee of the month award

Cardiology Registrar, Dr Hiten Patel has won an employee of the month award for his clinical knowledge and bedside manner. Dr Patel was presented with his award by Trust Chairman, David Clayton-Smith. Dr Dan O’Shea from Cardiology, who nominated Dr Patel said: “Hiten is an excellent clinician, both in terms of his clinical knowledge and…

31st July 2018
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MP visits catering and housekeeping teams

Stephen Lloyd MP has visited the catering and housekeeping teams at Eastbourne DGH, to tour the kitchen and see for himself the wide range of patient meals available. He also met some of the housekeeping team who clean the hospital and serve patients with meals and beverages. There are around 30 people in the catering…

30th July 2018
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New Echocardiography machine donated by the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital

A new Echocardiography machine worth £98,000 which gives doctors moving images, with a greater clarity and definition of inside the heart, has been donated by the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital. The machine provides better images of the heart and does so at a faster pace than on previous machines. This has particularly improved patients that…

26th July 2018
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Nursery raises money for Friends of Eastbourne Hospital

The children and staff of the Rainbow Nursery at Eastbourne DGH presented the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital with a cheque for £136.97. The money was raised in the week leading up to the NHS 70th Anniversary when the children and staff at Rainbow Nursery had a ‘marketplace’ selling things they had made; such as cards,…