Get Involved

On this page you can find out more about the Trust and becoming involved yourself

Many people choose to get more involved with the Trust, whether it be by becoming a member of our Trust or volunteering with us.

Those who become members receive our quarterly newsletter, and get invited to our events, like our recent public forum and cardiology open day. Some members want to get more involved and support us to set priorities for the future. Some of them want to keep up to date with what is happening in the Trust and be reassured that our standards are being maintained and improved.

Volunteering with ESHT

If you are aged 16 upwards and can offer up some of your free time to join our team we would be pleased to hear from you.

Read more about volunteering

Become a Trust supporter

Become a supporter of the Trust. You will start to receive our quarterly e-newsletter and invitation to public events and meetings. Becoming a member is simple – and free. We very much hope you will join us.

Making a donation

You can make a donation to East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust’s charitable funds in a number of ways:

ESHT events

Please note:
These times, dates and venues may be subject to change at short notice.

Other ways to can get involved

The Friends of our hospitals are charities which exists to support patients and staff of our hospitals.

Read more about the Friends of our hospitals

Hospital radio is available at both Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH.

Conquest Hospital Radio

A voluntary Radio Station broadcasting from the Conquest Hospital to patients and their families across East Sussex, 24 hours a day 7 Days a week. They bring their listeners a variety of shows from Classical to Pop and Rock music, short stories, poetry, plays and discussion throughout the week.

Radio DGH

Radio DGH broadcasts twenty four hours a day to over 450 patients in Eastbourne’s District General Hospital, plus their visiting friends and relatives. They are run entirely by volunteers who all have a passion for providing the highest quality programming, and are dedicated to provide high quality music, performance and public affairs programming in order to inform, educate, entertain and inspire the patients that make up our audience. They broadcast from two purpose built studios, based within the main hospital building.

Nominations for this award are from patients and members of the public who would like to show their appreciation of the care and commitment shown to them by our staff.

Read more about the People’s Choice Award