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3 October 2023
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Poem: Not just a body in a bed

I’m not just a body in a bed You see me. But do you? You speak to me. But do you hear me? You ask me questions. But do you listen to me? I’m not just this body in this bed. I’m so much more… I am the 17-year-old solider that went to war a…

29 September 2023
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Lord Markham visits Eastbourne DGH

We were delighted to welcome Lord Markham, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care, to Eastbourne District General Hospital today, where he met with our executive team, colleagues from across the trust and local stakeholders. The visit was part of Lord Markham’s tour of hospitals across the country that…

28 September 2023
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Celebrating our pharmacists

Monday 25 September saw the NHS celebrating World Pharmacists Day. This year’s theme was ‘pharmacy strengthening health systems’. To celebrate the day and some of the marvellous pharmacists working across the trust, we spoke to several members of the team to capture their thoughts on what it means to be a pharmacist. Ashley Dann, Oncology and…

28 September 2023
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Join the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme

Have you got a degree? Do you want to progress into management within the NHS? Did you know that you can apply for the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme? From this week you can apply to join the 2024 cohort of NHS graduates in a variety of roles. The scheme gives applicants the opportunity to…

21 September 2023
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Organ donation: “What a legacy to leave the world”

Rosanna Winks is a Critical Care Nurse at Conquest Hospital. Here she shares her story of her father’s wait for a liver, to mark Organ Donation Week 2023. “Dad became critically ill with multi organ failure after a very sudden, acute illness. “He was admitted to hospital in Canterbury where we were told there was…

21 September 2023
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Meet the Peacehaven Community Nursery Nurses

Our fabulous Peacehaven Community Nursery Nurses (CNN) were nominated for the Health and Wellbeing Award at this year’s trust awards. We met with them to find out more about their team and their experiences working in a challenging community service. “Our team are what we love most about our job!” say Caroline, Heidy and Sam,…

19 September 2023
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Celebrating our achievements and plans for the future

Last week we held our Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2023 in Bexhill. The AGM was an opportunity to celebrate our achievements over the last year and our plans for the future. It was great to meet with patients, colleagues, members of the public and stakeholders to share our thoughts and to hear their questions.…

19 September 2023
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People urged to support the NHS over the coming weeks

Junior doctors and consultants in England are taking joint strike action for the first time in the coming weeks, with NHS leaders warning the impact will be very challenging for local services. The British Medical Association has confirmed there are nine days of industrial action planned for the coming weeks as part of a national…

14 September 2023
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Well done to our Hero of the Month

James Banks, Emergency Department Security at Eastbourne DGH, was recently the winner of our Hero of the Month award. His nomination read: “We have seen a huge rise in mental health patients waiting for beds in the community, which can be a real struggle for our colleagues in the Emergency Department (ED) to manage. “James…