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18th March 2019
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Trust marks National Nutrition and Hydration Week

Dietitians and Speech and Language Therapists at the Trust have been raising awareness of their work as part of national Nutrition and Hydration Week (11th to 17th March) and Swallowing Awareness Day (13th March). The focus of Nutrition and Hydration Week was to raise awareness and improve understanding of the importance of good nutrition and…

15th March 2019
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Trust’s TARN Coordinator wins national award

Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN) Coordinator at the Trust, Kelly Tuppen, has won the ‘Trauma Audit and Research Network Coordinator of the Year’ award, at the national Trauma Care Conference 2019. Kelly was nominated for improving the Trust’s data quality for cases reported to the Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN). In 2016/17 before…

14th March 2019
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Local MP visits the portering team at Eastbourne DGH

Stephen Lloyd, MP for Eastbourne and Willingdon, has visited the portering team at Eastbourne DGH, and spent time discussing the wide and varied aspects of the work they carry out. There are 24 porters who work at Eastbourne DGH on a 24 hour, 7 day shift basis, with between six to eight working on any…

13th March 2019
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Trolley donated to Judy Beard Unit by Volunteer Services

A drug and treatment collection trolley has been donated to the Judy Beard Unit at Conquest Hospital by the hospital’s Volunteer Services, in memory of one their longest serving volunteers. Brenda Nelson was part of the much-valued Conquest Hospital volunteer team for 26 years, starting as a flower arranger before joining the Helpdesk team. She…

12th March 2019
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Donation to Kipling Children’s ward at Conquest Hospital

A donation of £3,025 has been made to the Kipling Children’s ward at Conquest Hospital, by local company Blackbrooks Garden Centre in Sedlescombe. The money donated will be used to purchase items that will benefit children and their families and the staff that care for them. Rachel Brook, Matron on Kipling Ward and Short Stay…

12th March 2019
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Bella voted top PAT dog at Crufts 2019

Bella and owner Barry Coase, who visit patients at Eastbourne DGH, have won the HiLife Pets As Therapy Dog of the Year award at Crufts 2019. The award was voted for by readers of Yours Magazine and presented by James Middleton, Ambassador for Pets as Therapy. Since starting her role at Eastbourne DGH, Bella a…

11th March 2019
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Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Clinic launched

A new multidisciplinary diabetic foot clinic has been launched at Conquest Hospital which brings together in one clinic, Vascular and Diabetic doctors and specialist nurses along with Podiatrists, to provide the best possible care for patients with diabetic foot problems. The multidisciplinary diabetic foot clinic provides those patients deemed at risk of losing a lower…

8th March 2019
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Nutrition and Hydration week and National Swallowing Awareness day

Nutrition and Dietetic teams and their Speech and Language colleagues are taking part in National Nutrition and Hydration week 2019 (11th to 17th March, to raise awareness and improve the understanding of the importance of good nutrition and hydration, and National Swallowing Awareness day on 13th March to help raise awareness of people with eating…

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…