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25th July 2018
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Team Lead Occupational Therapist wins Employee of the month award

Occupational Therapist Giti Mukherjee won an employee of the month award for setting up a mobility project on the in-patient medical wards as part of “End PJ paralysis”. Giti was presented with her award by Trust Chairman, David Clayton-Smith End PJ paralysis is a global initiative embraced by nurses, therapists and doctors to get patients…

24th July 2018
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New Scopes for ENT

The ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) department has recently taken delivery of three new portable Laryngoscopes thanks to a £16,500 donation by the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital. The portable Laryngoscope is a flexible endoscope that is passed through the mouth and is equipped with a source of light and magnification. It is used by doctors…

20th July 2018
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NHS Heroes recognised at Trust Award Ceremony

Local NHS heroes were recognised at the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust Awards Ceremony where winners of 12 awards categories were announced, along with recognising members of staff with over 40 years NHS service. Local civic dignitaries attended the event which was presided over by Trust Chairman, David Clayton-Smith. David Clayton-Smith, Trust Chairman said: “In…

19th July 2018
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Diabetes Nurses achieve accreditation to the SADIE programme

Diabetes Specialist Nurses at the Trust have achieved accreditation to continue to deliver the SADIE (Skills for Adjusting Diet and Insulin in East Sussex) educational programme, that supports people living with Type 1 Diabetes. The programme has been approved by the Quality Institute for Self-Management in Education and Training (QISMET), for another three years. Nikki…

17th July 2018
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Newly refurbished Maxillofacial and Orthodontic department opens

The Maxillofacial and Orthodontic department at Eastbourne DGH has re-opened following a £125,000 refurbishment, which included the installation of new dental examination chairs and operating lights and the total refurbishment of the department’s four clinical treatment. The £125,000 refurbishment was substantially funded by the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital with a donation of £102,000. Mr Andrew…

11th July 2018
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Friends donate new dental equipment to Community Dental Service

The Friends of Bexhill and Conquest Hospitals, have kindly donated over £33,000 worth of specialised disability dentistry equipment for use by wheelchair users and bariatric patients, to our Community Dental Service, based at the Arthur Blackman Clinic in St Leonards. The equipment consists of a compact platform that is designed to treat patients in their…

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…