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23 November 2023
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Nurse recognised for dedication supporting bereaved families

An NHS Sussex nurse, who works with bereaved families, has been nominated for the national Elaine Thorp Award for Bereavement Care. Faye Biggs, a child death review specialist nurse, has been nominated for this prestigious award, which celebrates her work in her rewarding and emotionally challenging role. The Award is run by Sands, the UK’s…

20 November 2023
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Video tour of Conquest Special Care Baby Unit now available

Virtual tours of the 13 neonatal units in Kent, Surrey and Sussex, including the Special Care Baby Unit at Conquest Hospital, have launched today on World Prematurity Day, 17 November 2023. One year in the making, the tours give parents, families and carers a step-by-step tour of the neonatal unit at each hospital. The user…

16 November 2023
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Trust staff meet King Charles as he celebrates his birthday

This week, four of our colleagues were invited to meet King Charles as he celebrated his 75th birthday. Norman Killick, who was in now retired after 40 years of service at the trust, was invited to the King’s 75th birthday party at Highgrove House on Monday. He was given this singular opportunity as he also…

13 November 2023
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Refurbished Cath Lab opens at Eastbourne DGH

The first stage of a project to transform cardiac services in East Sussex has been marked by the formal opening of a fully refurbished Cath lab at Eastbourne District General Hospital. The new lab was opened by our Chairman, Steve Phoenix and Deputy Chief Executive Steve Aumayer. The work is part of the East Sussex…

10 November 2023
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Supporting and remembering our Armed Forces

As part of our work to strengthen our organisation’s commitment to the care and support of armed forces personnel, veterans and their families, this week our Chief Executive, Joe Chadwick-Bell, signed the Armed Forces Covenant. The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge, made by organisations across the country including NHS organisations, to actively ensure that…

9 November 2023
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Neil, our Hero of the Month

Our August Hero of the Month was Neil Maskell, a Waste Porter at Eastbourne DGH. Neil was nominated as he highlights what our trust is all about. He is always full of smiles, greets everyone when walking along the corridor and is very polite. Nothing is ever too much trouble, and he clearly takes a…

9 November 2023
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Karen puts her best foot forward to raise funds for charity

Karen Manson, one of our non-executive directors, recently completed a gruelling 16 day walk (190 miles), to raise over £1000 for the East Sussex Healthcare NHS charity. Karen, who is also chair of the charity, walked with her sister-in-law and two friends, as they followed the Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk, starting out in St.…

6 November 2023
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New efforts to reduce the time people are waiting for treatment in Sussex

People currently waiting for planned appointments and surgery are being contacted in a new effort to reduce the time they are waiting. From this week, patients who have been waiting longer than 40 weeks and who do not have an appointment within the next eight weeks will be contacted by their hospital via letter, text,…

2 November 2023
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A spotlight on our international nurses

Every year we welcome our new cohort of international nurses into the trust. We spoke to Ahamefula Adanma and Manju Manju about their experiences. Ada joined the trust in 2021 as an international nurse working on Irvine Unit at Bexhill Hospital. When she arrived it was at the height of COVID and the process of…

1 November 2023
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Health advice during Storm Ciarán

Following the Met Office’s warnings ahead of Storm Ciarán, which is due to affect the south of England from 6pm this evening (Wednesday, 1 November), the NHS in Sussex is urging everyone to take care over the next 48 hours, and to please use NHS services responsibly. NHS services in Sussex will prioritise patient safety during…