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30 March 2023
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Sussex Premier Health celebrates first anniversary

Sussex Premier Health celebrates its first anniversary of providing healthcare under the ownership of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust on 1 April 2023. Sussex Premier Health, now a private division of the trust, offers inpatient and outpatient services for a wide range of specialities, including orthopaedics, general surgery and ophthalmology. With its own imaging and…

23 March 2023
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Hello my name is… Shahram Kashani

Shahram Kashani is a consultant ophthalmologist who has worked at the trust for 12 years. Here Shahram tells us a little more about his career, his role and a recent challenge he undertook for an important cause. What led you to a career in ophthalmology? “My late father was an ophthalmologist and he was a…

23 March 2023
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Doctor’s assistants: taking the pressure off

In 2017 we received funding from Health Education England for six doctor’s assistant posts. The role of doctor’s assistant looks to take away some of the administrative and clinical pressures on doctors, in order to help increase productivity and, hopefully lead to a reduction in the length of stay for patients. Helen Wilkins was one…

16 March 2023
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Hospital care in your own bed

Since it launched in December, the trust’s virtual wards have seen more than 300 patients, providing a range of hospital-grade services to patients in the comfort of their own home. We caught up with Sam Morley, the Advanced Clinical Lead for Virtual Wards for the trust, to hear more about the service and how it’s…

16 March 2023
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“Eating and drinking is more than just fuel for our body”

Nutrition and Hydration Week started in 2012 with the aim of bringing people together to highlight the value of food and drink in maintaining health and wellbeing. The Wednesday of Nutrition and Hydration Week is Swallowing Awareness Day, the first of which was organised by our very own team of speech and language therapists back…

14 March 2023
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Trust emergency departments are very busy

The emergency departments at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital are both very busy, with many of our junior doctors out on strike until Thursday this week (16 March). Members of the public requiring NHS care are advised to think carefully about which service is most appropriate for their condition, and whether they can…