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27th October 2016

Radiology upgrade enhances privacy and dignity

Upgrading and expansion of the radiology reception and waiting areas at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH has been completed. The upgrade offers enhanced privacy and dignity when patients are booking into a clinic or waiting for radiology examinations such as an X Ray or scan. Dr Neil Barlow Consultant Radiologist said: “The upgraded reception and…

30th September 2016

New doctors recruited in Emergency Medicine

Three new doctors have joined ESHT’s Emergency Departments following a successful recuitment opportunity in India, by one of our senior consultants. Mr Utham R Shanker, Consultant in Emergency Medicine was visiting India to conduct the Royal College of Emergency Medicine exams, and at the same time managed to recruit the trio. Mr Shanker said: “It…

7th September 2016

Building work restarts on Radiotherapy Centre at Eastbourne DGH

Building work has restarted on the new £15 million Radiotherapy Centre at Eastbourne DGH. It is anticipated the new Radiotherapy Centre will open to receive its first patients in May 2017. Once completed the new radiotherapy centre will significantly reduce the need for cancer patients to travel outside East Sussex for vital radiotherapy treatment. Currently,…

23rd August 2016

More endoscopy procedures to diagnose more patients

More endoscopy procedures to diagnose more patients will be undertaken over the coming months following the opening of additional endoscopy capacity across the Trust. A modern self-contained mobile endoscopy unit at Conquest Hospital is now operational performing 100 procedures in its first 9 days. Additional capacity has also been created within the existing endoscopy unit…

18th August 2016

Infection Control Link Facilitator of the year award

A Staff Nurse on Hailsham 3 Ward at Eastbourne DGH has been awarded the Trust’s Infection Control Link Facilitator of the year award. Trish Hare, a Staff Nurse on Hailsham 3 Ward was nomination by her colleague Lynda Heather who is the Ward Matron on Hailsham 3. Lynda said: “Trish is an invaluable Infection Control…

27th July 2016

Pat Dog Therapy helps stroke patients

Pat dog therapy is helping patients rehabilitate following a stroke. Bella, a Bichon-Frise, is regularly visiting the Stroke ward and having a positive effect on stroke survivors has they interact with her. Stroke Unit Matron Donna Bloodworth said, “Research has suggested that introducing a companion animal into the therapy session can result in patients feeling…

3rd January 2016

Local people invited to a ‘Big Conversation’ event

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust is inviting local people to get involved in a ‘Big Conversation’ event at the Royal Victoria Hotel in St Leonards on Wednesday 13th January 2016 at 6.30pm – no need to book, just turn up, refreshments available. The event will allow the public to hear how we are improving the…

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