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11th July 2017
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New treatment for enlarged prostate

An innovative new treatment for an enlarged prostate called UroLift System, has been used at Eastbourne DGH, one of the first NHS hospitals in Sussex and Kent to carry out the procedure. This new minimally invasive treatment acts like curtain tie-backs to hold open the lobes of an enlarged prostate to create a channel from…

7th July 2017
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Staff Nurse wins Monthly Staff Award

Staff Nurse Angie Short has won the Trust’s monthly staff award for her support and patience with an agitated patient. Sue Taylor, Matron who nominated her said: “Staff nurse Angie attended a patient in the discharge lounge that was extremely agitated and aggressive. The ambulance crew were concerned because of his behaviour in the ambulance;…

5th July 2017
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Campaign to end PJ paralysis’ launched

As part of the ‘end PJ paralysis’ campaign to highlight the benefits of patients getting dressed as soon as possible when they are in hospital, some staff at the Trust have swapped their uniforms for pyjamas. Research shows that patients who stay in their pyjamas or gowns longer than they need are likely to lose…

4th July 2017
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Interns from Project SEARCH graduate

Eleven young people with learning difficulties or disabilities have recently graduated from Project SEARCH, a supported internship programme designed to give the young people skills to gain competitive paid employment. The interns were presented with certificates at a graduation ceremony by ex-Eastbourne MP, Caroline Ansell. Parents and staff from this joint partnership between the host…

3rd July 2017
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Raising Oxygen Awareness

The Trust’s respiratory specialist nursing team are holding oxygen awareness events across the Trust to promote the message of correct oxygen prescribing and monitoring at ward level. They will be highlighting to clinical staff the importance of viewing oxygen as a drug and therefore prescribing it correctly in a patient drug chart. Maintaining the correct…

28th June 2017

New integrated musculoskeletal service in Hastings and Rother

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) will start to provide a new integrated musculoskeletal (MSK) service in Hastings and Rother from 1st July. The new integrated service will treat people with bone, joint and muscle disorders and conditions in Hastings and Rother. The new service will help to ensure people with musculoskeletal conditions enjoy proactive,…

23rd June 2017
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Cardiology behind the scenes event

The cardiac care unit at Eastbourne DGH opened its doors to over eighty past patients, current patients and interested members of the public, for a behind the scenes look around the unit. A range of consultants and members staff were on hand giving talks, answering questions and demonstrating the cardiac equipment. Visitors were able to…

22nd June 2017
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Outpatient self service check-in system introduced

People attending our Outpatient departments at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH will soon be able to check-in for their appointment using new self-service kiosks. The new kiosks, costing £75,000, will help to reduce the time people have to wait to book in for their appointment. From Wednesday 28th June at Eastbourne DGH and from Thursday…

21st June 2017
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Newly refurbished health records area

The Health Records Library at Eastbourne DGH has been completely refurbished to create a bright new office space. The office, following the £440,000 refurbishment, now provides a better working environment for health records staff including the clinic preparation, clinical coding, two-week wait and the outpatient bookings teams. The space was freed up following the provision…

16th June 2017

Meal satisfaction up as summer menu launched

Following the introduction of a new meal provision system with seasonal and specially adapted menus, patient satisfaction levels have risen to 98%. The decision to implement the Steamplicity system was made in 2014 following requests from patients to provide a wider choice of meals and the option of having their main meal at either lunch…

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