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2 February 2023
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One-stop cardiology service goes live at Bexhill Community Diagnostic Centre

This week the new one-stop cardiology service opened at the Community Diagnostic Centre. The service provides the full range of support for patients needing cardiology diagnostics and outpatient care, including echo-electrocardiogram (ECG), fitting of wearable blood pressure monitors and consultant appointments. Professor Nikhil Patel, Consultant Cardiologist, said: “The one-stop service means that patients can get…

31 January 2023
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NHS in Sussex sets out strategic and operational priorities

 The NHS across Sussex has set out the immediate and long-term priorities for improvement to health services for local people. Health and care services across the whole country have been under increasing pressure for many years due to growing numbers of people needing to use them. This winter has been one of the most…

26 January 2023
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Congratulations to Glyn, our Hero of the Month!

Glyn Hards joined the trust in July 2022 and was ‘new to role’, having previously worked as a chef. He was nominated for and won our Hero of the Month award just five months’ later – well done Glyn! His nominator said: “Glyn has developed his skills so incredibly well. When Glyn arrived, he had…

20 January 2023
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Supporting staff through trauma risk management

The trauma risk management (TRiM) framework is a means of supporting staff after a potentially traumatic experience (PTE) or accumulation of experiences, and to identify symptoms of stress early. We talked to Kati Tewkesbury, TRiM Lead (pictured above right), and Kim Boorman, TRiM Lead and Schwartz Round Co-Ordinator (pictured above left), to find out more.…

16 January 2023
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Services under extreme pressure

Our services are under extreme pressure. We are seeing unprecedented numbers of people coming into our emergency departments and delays in discharging patients who are well enough to leave our care are limiting the number of beds we have available for those we need to admit. Other NHS services, such as GPs and ambulances, are…

20 December 2022
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Rise in cases of strep A and scarlet fever

Viruses that cause sore throats, colds and coughs are in high circulation as we move further into winter. Any illness in children can be very concerning. For the majority of children, however, these illnesses will be minor, and care can be provided at home with simple measures such as paracetamol, ibuprofen, and drinking plenty to…