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10 November 2022
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Community rehabilitation: keeping patients – and patient flow – moving

Community rehabilitation plays a central role in many patients’ journeys of care, but also plays an important part in getting patients safely out of hospital and back to their homes – as well as stopping them from coming into hospital in the first place. We caught up with Georgia Daines, one of our Associate Practitioners…

9 November 2022
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Multiple Sclerosis Self Help Exercise Group mark 20th anniversary

Last month marked the 20th anniversary of the Multiple Sclerosis Self Help Exercise Group, which runs in the gym at Eastbourne District General Hospital on Friday evenings. Many of the group have been attending since it started, which is an amazing achievement. Debbie Soave, Team Lead Neurophysiotherapy Outpatients, said: “Group members worked on an exercise…

3 November 2022
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Restorative supervision: empowering our nurses to care for themselves too

Michelle Bridger is a Professional Nurse Advocate delivering restorative supervision to colleagues in nursing and beyond. The Professional Nurse Advocate Programme was set up in March 2021, towards the end of the third wave of COVID-19. This was the start of a critical point of recovery: for patients, for services and for our workforce. Michelle…

20 October 2022
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Last phase of Bexhill Community Diagnostic Centre build now underway

The building works for the new Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC), created from a former car showroom on Beeching Road in central Bexhill, are nearing completion. We talked to Stef Burcombe, Programme Manager for the CDC project, to find out a little more about the project. “We’re entering the last few weeks of the build and…

20 October 2022
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Conquest volunteer receives Order of 1066 Award

A Friends of Conquest Hospital volunteer has been recognised for his services to volunteering, both at the hospital and within the Hastings local community. John Sands, who has volunteered with the trust for over 10 years, received the Order of 1066 Award at the weekend from Councillor James Bacon, Mayor of Hastings, for his volunteering…

13 October 2022
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Celebrating our Allied Health Professionals

Allied Health Professionals (AHP) play a vital part in providing care to patients in the NHS. Encompassing a wide range of therapist professionals as well as radiographers, dieticians, podiatrists, osteopaths, operating theatre practitioners, orthoptists, prosthetists and paramedics, the ongoing treatment and welfare of our patients couldn’t continue without their dedication and expertise. This year Allied…

13 October 2022
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Meet our Freedom to Speak Up Guardians

Speaking up is about anything that gets in the way of patient care or that affects your working life. Speaking up can be offering a suggestion for improvement, raising a concern, or whistleblowing. The trust has two Freedom to Speak Up Guardians, Dominique Holliman and Ruth Agg. To celebrate Freedom to Speak Up month this…

6 October 2022
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Physicians Associate Week – our lead PA explains her role

This week is Physician Associate Week, raising the profile nationally of this interesting role, that has really started to take off in the NHS in the last few years. To find out more about what Physician Associates do in the health service, we talked to Zoe Cooke, Lead Physician Associate in the Acute Frailty Team…

6 October 2022
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Logistics team: our ‘Heroes of the Month’!

Congratulations to the logistics team at Eastbourne District General Hospital for winning this month’s Hero of the Month award! The team was nominated by Kelly Porter, Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive and the Chairman. She said: “Tony and his team work extremely hard and often go unnoticed. They constantly go above and beyond to…

29 September 2022
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“I get to help families create a lasting legacy”

Did you know that each organ donor can save up to nine lives? This week is Organ Donation Week so we caught up with Joana de Letra, Organ Donation Specialist Nurse, to find out more about organ donation here at the trust and across the country. “I became interested in organ donation when I was…