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5th July 2019
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HRH The Princess Royal to open new MRI Suite at Conquest Hospital

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal is to visit Conquest Hospital on Wednesday 17th July to open the new MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Suite. Her Royal Highness opened phase one of the hospital in February 1993 and opened the hospital’s second phase in 1998, 21 years to the day before she is due to open…

3rd July 2019
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Special Care Baby Unit nurses Skydive for charity

Ten nurses who work on the Special Care Baby Unit at Conquest Hospital are taking part in a skydive, and are hoping to collectively raise £4,000 for the charity Bliss, which supports sick and premature babies. Special Care Baby Unit Matron, Wendy Thompsett said: “As the skydive gets closer we are starting to get more…

28th June 2019
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Young adults graduate from Project SEARCH

Twelve 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 interns were presented with certificates at the graduation ceremony by ESHT Chief Executive, Dr Adrian Bull. Parents and staff from this joint partnership between…

25th June 2019
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Biomedical Scientists showcase their work

Biomedical Scientists at the Trust joined colleagues from across the country to showcase their work and raise awareness their profession during the third annual Biomedical Science Day, which has been organised by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). Biomedical Scientists are part of the pathology team, and perform around eight million tests each year. Seventy…

25th June 2019
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Local MP visits integrated community team

Stephen Lloyd, MP for Eastbourne and Willingdon has visited the integrated community team of District Nurses and Adult Social Care at St Mary’s House in Eastbourne, to find out more about the work they do to support around 1,500 local people each month. Since April, the Trust’s District Nursing Team of around 70 staff have…

21st June 2019
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National inpatient survey results published

The Trust has come out better or equal to the national average in the latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) National Inpatient Survey, that sought the views of inpatients treated in the Trust’s hospitals. The survey, conducted last year, highlighted significant improvement on the previous year’s survey in reducing noise at night and offering patients enough…

19th June 2019
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Sun awareness and sun safety promoted

Members of the dermatology specialist nurse team have been raising awareness of the dangers of burning and tanning excessively in the sun, during sun awareness week. The team were on hand at a display stand to provide advice on how to spot signs of skin cancer as well as discouraging the use of sun beds.…

11th June 2019
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New Urology Investigation Suite opens

A new £1.3 million Urology Investigation Suite offering patients a dedicated one stop urology clinic and an enhanced experience, has opened at Eastbourne DGH. The new development provides a modern, fit for purpose Urology Investigation Unit that will significantly reduce the time taken to diagnose cancer and other urological conditions. It includes ten outpatient clinic…

11th June 2019
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Healthcare Assistant wins Employee of the Month Award

Healthcare Assistant, Janice Saunders, who works on De Cham Ward at Conquest Hospital, has won an Employee of the Month Award in recognition of her fundraising for the ward. Su Sparkes, Ward Matron for De Cham Ward, who nominated Janice said: “Janice has gone above and beyond her duty to commence fund raising on De…

10th June 2019
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New ramp improves access to therapy garden

A new ramp, funded by the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital, has improved access for patients with mobility issues, to the therapeutic garden at Eastbourne DGH. Patients in wheelchairs can now more readily access the therapeutic garden as well enabling access to patients in their beds to get out into the fresh air to experience the…