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14 December 2022
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Royal College of Nursing strike action update

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has confirmed that no Trusts in Sussex will be taking part in strike action on Thursday 15 December and Tuesday 20 December. Whilst all of the NHS Trusts in Sussex met the legal threshold for mandated action, the RCN confirmed last month the organisations where industrial action will take…

8 December 2022
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Providing enhanced care to pregnant young people

Alice Jeavons, Team Leader and Lead Specialist Midwife for Young Parents, works in the Lighthouse team. Here Alice tells us more about her team and the work they do. “The Lighthouse team is a continuity of carer midwifery team,” says Alice. “We specialise in providing enhanced care to pregnant young people across our trust. Each…

8 December 2022
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Ward Clerk and Matrons Assistant Felicity wins Hero of the Month

Felicity Parsons, Ward Clerk and Matrons Assistant on De Cham Ward at Conquest, has won a Hero of the Month Award! Felicity was nominated by several members of her team on De Cham Ward, who said of her: “Felicity is kind, thoughtful and considerate to all of her colleagues. No matter what she is doing,…

1 December 2022
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Critical Care Sensory Garden celebrated following restoration

A plan to convert an unloved courtyard into a sensory garden for patients in the Critical Care Unit at Conquest has finally come to fruition. Spearheaded by Pauline Simes, Head of Critical Care Unit, and Vicky Streeter, Critical Care Administrator, the planning for the project started back in 2018. After a lot of fundraising and…

1 December 2022
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Nursing Times Workforce Summit and Awards finalists

The Nursing Times Workforce Summit and Awards took place last week and we were delighted to be finalists in the ‘Best International Recruitment Experience’ category. The gala award ceremony brought together over 700 professionals from across the health and care community and gave the opportunity for networking and collaboration, before the winners of 2022 Nursing…

24 November 2022
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Pulse oximeters provide better, safer care for newborns

Tiny Tickers, a charity that gives pulse-oximetry machines to maternity units to help diagnose congenital heart defects (CHD) in newborns, has donated ten monitors to the trust. Newborn screening for a congenital heart defect involves using the pulse oximetry machines to measure oxygen levels (oxygen saturation) through sensors placed on the baby’s skin. Claire Croft,…

24 November 2022
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Porter Gregg is our Hero of the Month!

Gregg Wicks is a Porter at Sussex Premier Health. Gregg was working late one evening when he noticed an elderly gentleman who was the last in the clinic. The gentleman was a bit anxious about being so late leaving the hospital, so Gregg waited for him to finish. Gregg knew they were both getting the…

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…