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9th April 2019
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Popular unit increases number of births

The increasingly popular Eastbourne Midwifery Unit has had the busiest year so far with a 15.6% increase in the number of births to 332, compared with 287 in the previous year. Of those babies born last year, 126 babies were born to first time mothers, representing a 57.5% increase in first time mothers birthing at…

5th April 2019
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Happy Baby Club launched across maternity services at the Trust

A Happy Baby Club has been launched across maternity services at the Trust, to help mums give their babies the best start in life and promote six simple messages. The six simple messages are: Feeding baby safely, Looking at baby and smiling, Protecting baby from second hand smoke, Cuddling baby, No shouting near baby and…

1st April 2019
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Local football club make generous donation to Pevensey ward

Players and representatives from Eastbourne Town Football Club have donated over £1,100 to Pevensey ward at Eastbourne DGH, in gratitude to the care given to club members. David Jenkins, Chairman of Eastbourne Town Football Club said: “Everyone at Eastbourne Town is full of admiration for the work done by the NHS. We organised a collection…

1st April 2019
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Gastroenterology secretary wins Employee of the month award

Karen Carter a Senior Secretary to the Gastroenterology Consultants at the Trust has won an ‘Employee of the month’ award for her work with the Pharmacy department which made savings on prescription drugs. Janki Patel, Lead Pharmacist Specialist Medicine who nominated Karen said: “Karen, as the Secretary, has gone out of her way to find…

28th March 2019
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New sofa donated to Critical Care Unit

A patient previously cared for on the Critical Care Unit at Eastbourne DGH has returned, with her husband, to thank the doctors and nurses and donate a sofa for the relative’s room. Sue Harris, spent several weeks in the critical care unit, with her husband Norman, by her bedside. The couple have donated a new…

27th March 2019
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Children’s Eye Specialist retires

Ophthalmology Consultant Peter Gregory has retired after almost 27 years’ service to the local community as a specialist eye surgeon in the Trust. Peter joined the organisation in October 1992, as his first consultant appointment, having previously trained at Cambridge and Barts Hospital. His particular interest is in paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, a condition where…

26th March 2019
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Intermediate care sees significant reduction in length of stay

Following an 18 month transformation programme, the Trust’s intermediate care services at Irvine Rehabilitation Unit (Bexhill) and Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital, have seen a reduction in the length of stay by an average of almost 10 days (figures for three months February to April 2018 compared to November 2018 to January 2019). This…

22nd March 2019
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Specialist Nurses promote Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Specialist Gynaecology Nurses at the Trust are urging women to talk openly about ovarian cancer, understand the potential symptoms and to book potentially life-saving GP check-ups, in an effort to save more lives this Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian cancer is when abnormal cells in the ovary begin to grow and divide in an uncontrolled…

22nd March 2019
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Patient makes a £1000 donation to Pevensey ward

Shaina Leach a patient who underwent a bone marrow transplant seven years ago, has returned to Pevensey Ward at Eastbourne DGH to make a donation of £1000 to the Pevensey Unit Fund. Shaina Leach said “I can’t put into words my feelings for all the staff on Pevensey Ward. The level of care I received…

21st March 2019
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New MRI Suite arrives in 17 separate modules

A new MRI Suite, which is currently being constructed at Conquest Hospital, has arrived on site in seventeen separate modules, which were joined together in a specific sequence to form the new MRI Suite building. The modular building arrived from Hull in a specific order, and set to a precise timetable over a three day…