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12th February 2019
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Work starts on new Urology Investigation Suite

Work has started on a new £1.3 million Urology Investigation Suite which will offer a dedicated one stop urology clinic and an enhanced patient experience. The new development is expected to be completed by June and will create a modern, fit for purpose Urology Investigation Unit. It will include ten outpatient clinic rooms and include…

11th February 2019
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New test to help improve early cancer detection

A new simple test, which will help detect hidden quantities of blood in a stool sample which can be an indication of bowel cancer, improving early cancer detection, is being used by East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust as part of the colorectal cancer pathway. This new Faecal Immunochemical Test is given to a patient at…

6th February 2019
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Friends donation allows medicines to be dispensed at the patient bedside

A new system that uses ‘computers on wheels’ is helping pharmacy staff at the Trust to dispense medicines at the patient bedside, ensuring they get the “right medicine to the right patient at the right time”. The computers, along with their medicine cart, are being used at both Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH. They have…

30th January 2019
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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), has found that maternity care at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has improved across a number of areas. The CQC surveyed 111 women who had given birth at ESHT in January and February 2018 and compared their experiences of care…

29th January 2019
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Winners of ESHT’s ‘Clean Care Award’

Tressell Ward at Conquest Hospital along with the Outpatients Department at Eastbourne DGH are the latest winners of the Infection Prevention and Control Team’s ‘Clean Care Award’. Silva Gladstone Infection Control Nurse Specialist said: “The quarterly ‘Clean Care Award’ is awarded to clinical areas where outstanding infection prevention and control practice is evident. The teams…

25th January 2019
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New community maternity team deliver first baby

The Maternity service at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) is the first in the Sussex and Surrey region to successfully launch a new community maternity team and deliver their first baby in line with the recommendations from The National Maternity Review: Better Births Report. The team is called ‘The Coastal Team’, and comprises of…

24th January 2019
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Your opportunity to recognise outstanding care in the People’s Choice Award

Members of the public are being asked to show their recognition for a team or individual member of staff at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust by nominating  those who have provided outstanding care to themselves, a close friend or relative, for a People’s Choice Award. The People’s Choice Award gives patients and the public the…

23rd January 2019
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Leader of the Opposition visits Trust

Leader of the Opposition, Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP, accompanied by the Leader of Hastings Borough Council, Cllr Peter Chowney, made a private visit to Conquest Hospital to meet hospital and community staff. Mr Corbyn visited staff on Gardner and Newington wards along with meeting members of the Hospital Intervention, Crisis Response and Frailty Teams.…

17th January 2019
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Local MP meets Friends of Eastbourne Hospital

Local MP Stephen Lloyd has visited some of the trustees and volunteers of the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital, to learn more about their fundraising work and the support they give to the hospital. The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital raise money to buy equipment to help patients and staff at Eastbourne DGH. Since their formation in…

14th January 2019
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Secretary of State for Health and Social Care visits Trust

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Rt Hon Matt Hancock, accompanied by the Rt Hon Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Huw Merriman MP for Bexhill and Battle, made an informal visit to Bexhill and Conquest Hospitals to meet staff and patients. They held an open question and answer…