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24th May 2019
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East Sussex Health Visiting service and Children’s Centres receive prestigious award

The Health Visiting service run by the Trust with the support of East Sussex County Council’s Children’s Centres, has been awarded the prestigious Baby Friendly Award from Unicef (United Nations Children’s Fund). The award, which was presented by Anne Strong, UNICEF Professional Officer at a ceremony, recognises public services that protect, promote and support breastfeeding…

24th May 2019

Exciting opportunity to influence and shape the local NHS

The Trust is recruiting two new Associate Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) to join the Trust Board, to provide additional support to the Board and contribute to a range of board committees. An information evening for those interested in the roles will take place on Thursday 6th June at 5.00pm at Bexhill Health Centre, Bexhill Hospital, Holliers…

22nd May 2019
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Insulin safety week promoted at Trust

The Trust is staging a five day awareness event, promoting the message of insulin safety as part of a national campaign to help reduce incidents of insulin errors, during Insulin Safety Week. Two in five people with diabetes on insulin (40 per cent) experience an error related to the administration of the drug while in…

16th May 2019
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New and innovative Frailty Clinic sees first patient

A new and innovative Frailty Practitioner-led clinic for older people living with frailty, which assesses their health and social care needs, has seen its first patient. Frailty is often defined as a syndrome of physiological decline in later life, characterised by marked vulnerability to adverse health outcomes. Older people living with frailty are less able…

15th May 2019
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Receptionists win Employee of the month award

Sue Elliot, Amanda Selby, Soraya Shah and Julie Sheppard from Conquest Hospital and Donna Jessup from Eastbourne DGH, who are members of the Outpatients reception team, have won an Employee of the month award for their support to the department. Raechell Woods, Reception Manager, who nominated members of the team said: “The Outpatient reception team…

13th May 2019
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Resuscitation equipment donated by Friends

A mechanical device to aid cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) called a LUCAS (Lund University Cardiac Arrest System) has been donated by the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital. The device is strapped across a patient’s chest following a cardiac arrest and mechanically provides consistent compressions leading to high quality CPR. Its advantage is that it takes away the…

8th May 2019
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IPC team out in force to promote hand hygiene

The Trust’s Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) team has been out in force raising awareness of the importance of hand hygiene to prevent health care associated infection, in view of increasing antibiotic resistance, as part of World Hand Hygiene Day. The theme of World Hand Hygiene Day, organised by the World Health Organisation, was “Clean…

7th May 2019
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Quarterly ‘Clean Care Award’ winners announced

Mirrlees Ward at Conquest Hospital and Friston SSPAU at Eastbourne DGH are the latest winners of the Infection Prevention and Control Team’s ‘Clean Care Award’. Silva Gladstone, Infection Control Nurse Specialist said: “The ‘Clean Care Award’ is awarded to clinical areas where outstanding infection prevention and control practice is evident. This quarter’s winners have achieved…

2nd May 2019
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Healthcare assistants trained as first ‘Foot Care Champions’

Two Healthcare Assistants on Berwick ward at Eastbourne DGH have been trained to become ‘Foot Care Champions’, to screen patients admitted to hospital, with the aim of preventing diabetic foot ulceration and ensuring treatment commences promptly. The first foot care champions have undergone their training with the intention of rolling out foot care champions across…

1st May 2019
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High tech drug cabinet donated to theatres

A new secure drug cabinet with high tech fingerprint security has been donated by the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital, for use in the operating theatres at Eastbourne DGH. The drug cabinet has all the medicines required by theatre staff in a computer controlled user ID and fingerprint access security system, only allowing the correct medicine…