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14th February 2018
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Medication Passport launched

Medication Passports have been launched at Conquest Hospital to help people keep track of their medicines. They have been kindly funded by the Friends of Conquest Hospital. The Medication Passport lists a person’s medicines and dosage. It can be given to health professionals to help substantially reduce the risk of any communication mix up about…

13th February 2018
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New CT Scanner operational

A new state-of-the-art CT scanner at Eastbourne DGH has become fully operational. The new CT scanner, which will scan around 500 patients a month, has been substantially funded by a £500,000 donation from the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital. Dr Neil Barlow, Consultant Radiologist said: “We are delighted to have this new CT scanner fully operational.…

8th February 2018
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Refurbishment of Maxillo Facial and Orthodontic department underway

An extensive programme of refurbishment to the Maxillo Facial and Orthodontic department at Eastbourne DGH is underway and includes the total refurbishment of four clinical treatment rooms. As well as the total refurbishment of four clinical treatment rooms, new equipment will be installed, including dental examination chairs and operating lights. The £125,000 refurbishment is being…

8th February 2018
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Local MP visits Urology department

Local MP Stephen Lloyd has visited the Urology Department at Eastbourne DGH to meet the ward and outpatient investigation teams as well as have a tour of the unit. Eastbourne DGH is the regional centre for Pelvic Cancer, incontinence and reconstructive surgery and offers patients from across the region an enhanced pathway for renal and…

6th February 2018
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Make your nomination in the Peoples’ Choice award

Nominations have opened for East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust Peoples’ Choice Award, giving patients and the public the chance to say ‘thank you’ and publicly recognise members of staff, who have provided exceptional care and treatment. Nomination can be made on our website – click here – or nomination forms are available around Trust sites.…

5th February 2018
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Secretary of State pays a visit to the Trust

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, RT Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, has visited the Trust to share with members of staff his plans for improving patient safety and reducing avoidable harm across the NHS, and to hear about the improvements the Trust is making in these areas. Chief Executive, Dr Adrian Bull…

31st January 2018
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Improvement shown in Trust’s maternity services

A national survey on maternity services undertaken on behalf of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), found that maternity care at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has improved across a number of areas. The CQC surveyed 121 women who had given birth at ESHT in January and February 2017 and compared their experiences of care and…

26th January 2018
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Donation to Children’s Unit

Children on the Friston Children’s Unit at Eastbourne DGH are set to benefit from new equipment in the play room thanks to a £300 donation from local Freemasons. Simon Hall from Eastbourne Lodge 7057 Freemasons presented the unit’s staff with a £300 cheque. The money will go towards new equipment to help refurbish the play…

24th January 2018
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Nurse wins Staff Award

Staff Nurse Aneta Zielinska has won a Trust staff award for her caring attitude and professionalism. She was presented with her award by Trust Chairman David Clayton-Smith. Briony Southcott, Specialist Practitioner who nominated her said: “I am nominating Aneta for her caring attitude, professionalism and ability to remain cheerful when things are difficult. She is…

17th January 2018
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Got a cold or flu? Please don’t visit our hospitals

Senior doctors have issued a call for people with cold or flu like symptoms not to visit patients in our hospitals, to help prevent it spreading to our patients and staff. Dr David Walker, Medical Director at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust said: “Since the beginning of the year, flu levels in our hospitals have…

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