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4th June 2019
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Invaluable work of volunteers praised

The invaluable work of over 750 volunteers, who give their time and skills for free to improve the patient, staff and visitor experience at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, has been praised as part of National Volunteers Week. Amy Reilly, Patient Experience Lead said: “National Volunteers Week is an opportunity to praise the tremendous work…

4th June 2019
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New Consultant Haematologist appointed at the Trust

Dr Anna Cowley, has joined the Trust’s Haematology team increasing the number of Consultant Haematologists to three. Dr Cowley originally trained at University College, London and undertook her haematology training at a number of hospitals including Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, St Georges Hospital in London, the Clinical Research Facility at UCLH and Croydon University Hospital.…

31st May 2019
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New Service provides psychological care for Critical Care Patients

The first Clinical Psychologist working in Critical Care for the South of England has been employed at the Trust to provide psychological care for patients on the Unit and after their stay. In 2012 the government published a paper, ‘No Health without Mental Health’ which highlighted the need for mental health services to have parity…

30th May 2019
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Trust promotes International Addison’s Disease Day

The Endocrinology teams at ESHT are launching their first campaign to promote International Addison’s Disease Day. Addison’s disease, also known as primary adrenal insufficiency or hypoadrenalism, is a rare disorder of the adrenal glands. Early-stage symptoms of Addison’s disease are similar to other more common health conditions, such as depression or flu with people experiencing…

24th May 2019
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East Sussex Health Visiting service and Children’s Centres receive prestigious award

The Health Visiting service run by the Trust with the support of East Sussex County Council’s Children’s Centres, has been awarded the prestigious Baby Friendly Award from Unicef (United Nations Children’s Fund). The award, which was presented by Anne Strong, UNICEF Professional Officer at a ceremony, recognises public services that protect, promote and support breastfeeding…

22nd May 2019
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Insulin safety week promoted at Trust

The Trust is staging a five day awareness event, promoting the message of insulin safety as part of a national campaign to help reduce incidents of insulin errors, during Insulin Safety Week. Two in five people with diabetes on insulin (40 per cent) experience an error related to the administration of the drug while in…

16th May 2019
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New and innovative Frailty Clinic sees first patient

A new and innovative Frailty Practitioner-led clinic for older people living with frailty, which assesses their health and social care needs, has seen its first patient. Frailty is often defined as a syndrome of physiological decline in later life, characterised by marked vulnerability to adverse health outcomes. Older people living with frailty are less able…

15th May 2019
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Receptionists win Employee of the month award

Sue Elliot, Amanda Selby, Soraya Shah and Julie Sheppard from Conquest Hospital and Donna Jessup from Eastbourne DGH, who are members of the Outpatients reception team, have won an Employee of the month award for their support to the department. Raechell Woods, Reception Manager, who nominated members of the team said: “The Outpatient reception team…

13th May 2019
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Resuscitation equipment donated by Friends

A mechanical device to aid cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) called a LUCAS (Lund University Cardiac Arrest System) has been donated by the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital. The device is strapped across a patient’s chest following a cardiac arrest and mechanically provides consistent compressions leading to high quality CPR. Its advantage is that it takes away the…

8th May 2019
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IPC team out in force to promote hand hygiene

The Trust’s Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) team has been out in force raising awareness of the importance of hand hygiene to prevent health care associated infection, in view of increasing antibiotic resistance, as part of World Hand Hygiene Day. The theme of World Hand Hygiene Day, organised by the World Health Organisation, was “Clean…