22 February 2024
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Think pharmacy first

Going to your local pharmacy offers an easy and convenient way to get clinical advice on minor health concerns, and now community pharmacies can offer treatment for seven common conditions without patients needing to see a GP, as part of a major transformation in the way the NHS delivers care. Highly trained pharmacists at more…

11 January 2024
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Nationally recognised accreditation for Occupational Health Team

A huge congratulations to our Occupational Health (OH) team for their accreditation assessment, based on the Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Standards SEQOHS 2015. There are only 185 accredited OH services in the country so this is an outstanding achievement for the team. Any provider of OH Services can apply for SEQOHS accreditation and the…

21 December 2023
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Nurse Samantha wins prestigious Queen’s Nurse award

Samantha Smith, Head of Nursing for Intermediate Care in Community, has been honoured with the title of Queens Nurse by the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) at an awards ceremony in December. The prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse was reintroduced in 2007 after a gap of almost 40 years. The title is recognition of individual nurses…

21 December 2023
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Hero of the Month award for Hannah

Hannah, who works in our Urgent Community Response service has won our Hero of the Month award. Hannah was nominated after she attended a care call where the patient had collapsed and were no longer breathing. Hannah immediately called 999 and began CPR which she continued until the ambulance arrived. As a new support worker…

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…

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.…