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22nd June 2017
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Outpatient self service check-in system introduced

People attending our Outpatient departments at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH will soon be able to check-in for their appointment using new self-service kiosks. The new kiosks, costing £75,000, will help to reduce the time people have to wait to book in for their appointment. From Wednesday 28th June at Eastbourne DGH and from Thursday…

21st June 2017
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Newly refurbished health records area

The Health Records Library at Eastbourne DGH has been completely refurbished to create a bright new office space. The office, following the £440,000 refurbishment, now provides a better working environment for health records staff including the clinic preparation, clinical coding, two-week wait and the outpatient bookings teams. The space was freed up following the provision…

16th June 2017

Meal satisfaction up as summer menu launched

Following the introduction of a new meal provision system with seasonal and specially adapted menus, patient satisfaction levels have risen to 98%. The decision to implement the Steamplicity system was made in 2014 following requests from patients to provide a wider choice of meals and the option of having their main meal at either lunch…

16th June 2017
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Maternity on-line self-referral service launched

Women who have just become pregnant can now self-refer to our midwifery service via an on-line form on our website. The on-line form is available here: www.esht.nhs.uk/service/maternity/your-pregnancy/maternity-self-referral/ Once registered, a community midwife will contact the woman before her first ultra sound scan to arrange their first appointment with a midwife. Cathy O’Callaghan Interim Head of…

9th June 2017
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Donation of electronic tablets for Critical Care Patients

Critical care patients will soon be able to stay in touch with the outside world thanks to a donation of five mini electronic tablets by local company, Marshall Tufflex. In April 2017, Steven Baldry one of the Marshall Tufflex’s team was a patient in Critical Care and wanted to show his thanks for ‘saving his…

7th June 2017
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Volunteers thanked

Hospital volunteers have been thanked for their services to patients and local hospitals at the annual Volunteers Celebration Event. The event was attended by 26 volunteers who were presented with certificates in recognition of their length of service. In total 37 volunteers have been recognised for their length of voluntary service; five have volunteered for…

26th May 2017
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Please use our A&E departments sensibly this bank holiday weekend

People across East Sussex are being asked to think twice before they attend one of our Emergency Departments (A&E) in Hastings or Eastbourne, and are being urged to please only attend if they are seriously unwell. It is vital that people remember our Emergency Departments (A&E) are for serious or life-threatening situations, including: Severe chest…

24th May 2017
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Cardiology open day – Wednesday 14th June 2017

You are invited to see and support your local cardiac services in East Sussex on Wednesday 14th June 2017, from 2.00pm until 5.00pm. To attend it is important that you register online here. Come and find out how we diagnose, assess and treat patients with heart problems as the East Sussex cardiac care unit at…

22nd May 2017
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Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week

Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week (15th to 19th May) was celebrated at the Trust with events to raise awareness of unseen disabilities such as hearing loss and visual impairment. Simulation sensory loss sessions were held at Bexhill Hospital, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH where staff, patients and visitors were challenged to read a leaflet…

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