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13 July 2023
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Celebrating NHS75 at 10 Downing Street and Westminster Abbey

During last week’s celebrations for the 75th birthday of the NHS, some of our colleagues had the honour of being invited to events at 10 Downing Street and Westminster Abbey. On Tuesday 4 July, Brenda Lynes, Director of Midwifery, and Alison Newby, Head of Midwifery, were invited to attend a reception for NHS Champions at…

29 June 2023
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Cardioversion Nurse, Marie, celebrates 50 years at our trust

When we heard that Marie Doe had been working for the trust for 50 years, we jumped at the chance to interview her as part of our NHS 75 celebrations and to find out more about her experiences at the trust over the past 50 years. Marie is a cardioversion nurse in the Coronary Care…

29 June 2023

Long COVID team “trailblazing future rehabilitation modelling”

Earlier this month the Sussex Health and Care long COVID team was invited to Birmingham to speak at the National Long COVID Forum. They were able to share their learning as an Integrated Care System hosted team, which is considered to be a unique approach within the national modelling of long COVID services. The feedback…

22 June 2023
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Bringing vascular care to the heart of health care

Patients tend to be referred to the vascular access team when they are classed as having difficult intravenous access (DIVA), which means their veins can be difficult to find or access. This can cause problems with anything from getting bloods to putting lines in for medication, chemotherapy, long term IV feeding or blood transfusions. Patients…

22 June 2023
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Well done to Hayley, our Hero of the Month!

Our latest Hero of the Month is Hayley Tullett, a Housekeeper in the residences at Conquest Hospital. Hayley’s nomination for Hero of the Month reads: “Hayley works full time and is usually first in to set the tone and brighten the day for the team. She is a constant source of laughter, help, home baking…

15 June 2023
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Therapy garden and ‘sowing room’ opens at Eastbourne DGH

Did you know there is a dedicated therapy garden at Eastbourne District General Hospital? With the support of staff fundraising efforts and the ongoing generosity of The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital, our occupational therapy team have been able to create a peaceful space for patients and colleagues to enjoy. The garden is full of beautiful…

15 June 2023
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Well done Sam, our Hero of the Month!

Well done to Sam Morley, Advanced Clinical Lead for Virtual Wards, who won our Hero of the Month Award! “Sam has been a key player in developing Virtual Wards within our community health and integrated care team. She is passionate and motivated and an inspiration to others. Sam always takes time to explain the Virtual…

8 June 2023
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Biomedical Science Day 2023

Today is Biomedical Science Day (8 June), where we celebrate the teams who work behind the scenes. Biomedical scientists are registered scientists under the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). They mostly work in healthcare laboratories, the ‘engine room’ of modern medicine. 70% of diagnoses in the NHS are based on pathology results provided by…

8 June 2023
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Eye catching, hand painted mural at Conquest maternity entrance

A beautiful mural has been hand painted on the wall at the entrance lobby to the maternity unit at Conquest Hospital. The brightly coloured mural, which depicts a beach scene, has been painted by the Darvell community, who are located near Robertsbridge. The community are responsible for some of the other murals at the hospital,…

1 June 2023
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Hello my name is… Silvia

Silvia Richter works on reception in cardiology. We speak to her to find out more about her role and what she loves about working here. Hi Silvia, how long have you been in this role? I’ve been in this role for six months. I started on the bank, and then after about four months my…