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7th March 2019
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Ventilators which help people with respiratory problems at home donated by Friends

The Friends of Bexhill, Conquest and Eastbourne Hospitals have donated eight ventilators to the home ventilation service, to help people with chronic respiratory failure, in their own homes. The home ventilation service helps patients to stay at home and avoid admission into hospital. The donated ventilators are small and used at the bed side to…

6th March 2019
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Apprenticeship scheme helping to upskill Physiotherapy support workers

During National Apprenticeship week (4th to 8th March 2019), the Physiotherapy service at ESHT have highlighted how they have been benefitting from the apprenticeship scheme to upskill physiotherapy support workers, to enable services to deliver on commitments in the NHS long term plan (LTP). One of the commitments in the LTP is improving access to…

5th March 2019
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Special care ‘baby’ returns with dad to donate money

A Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) patient of 14 years ago has returned to the unit with his dad, to donate money on behalf of a local Masons Lodge. Louie Hammond was born nine weeks early in 2004, and spent the early weeks of his life in the SCBU at Conquest Hospital. His Dad, Paul…

4th March 2019
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Mobile tablet device donated to Emergency Department

A mobile tablet device has been donated by local company Booker and Best, to the Emergency Department at Conquest Hospital to be used as a distraction tool when treating children. Matron, Becky Bell said: “We would like to thank Booker and Best for donating this tablet. We will use it to distract children when we…

27th February 2019
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ESHT Staff Survey results show improvement

The results of the latest NHS Staff Survey demonstrate a trend of year on year improvements in many important areas at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. The survey saw the Trust’s highest response rate in five years with 53% of the ESHT workforce responding to the survey carried out last autumn. This response rate was…

27th February 2019
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Clinical Improvement Team win Employee of the month award

The Clinical Improvement Team of Emma Jones-Davies, Emma Tate and Sammi Foy have won the Employee of the Month award for their efforts in lowering the Trust’s mortality rate from sepsis by 38%, in the past two years. Dr David Walker, Medical Director, who nominated the team, said: “Emma Jones-Davies, Emma Tate and Sammi Foy…

20th February 2019
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Trust welcomes newly qualified nurses

The Trust has welcome seventeen newly qualified nurses, who have taken up posts within acute and community areas. Nine nurses have taken up posts at Eastbourne DGH, five nurses at Conquest Hospital and three nurse have taken up posts within the community. Vikki Carruth, Director of Nursing, said: “I would like to congratulate all the…

20th February 2019
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Local MP visits physiotherapy department

Local MP Stephen Lloyd has visited the physiotherapy department at Eastbourne DGH to meet with physiotherapists and see the varied aspects of their work. Around 170 physiotherapists work across the Trust with 70 of them working specifically in the Eastbourne area. Physiotherapists provide therapy in acute hospital services like critical care, stroke and neurology and…

18th February 2019
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Prostate Cancer Group donate equipment

The Eastbourne Prostate Cancer Support Organisation (PCaSO) have donated a Urine Analyser and a Molift Raiser to the Urology Investigation Suite at Eastbourne DGH. The Urine Analyser is used to perform automatic urine testing and can detect and quantify a number protein, glucose and red blood cells in urine. The Molift Raiser is used to…

12th February 2019
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Work starts on new Urology Investigation Suite

Work has started on a new £1.3 million Urology Investigation Suite which will offer a dedicated one stop urology clinic and an enhanced patient experience. The new development is expected to be completed by June and will co-locate all urology services at Eastbourne DGH, creating a modern, fit for purpose Urology Investigation Unit. It will…