2017 News

23 February 2017

Consultant and SAU named best for surgical training

Mr Raj Harshen, Consultant General Surgeon has been named as the Best Trainer in General Surgery, and the Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU) at Conquest Hospital, the best place for acute surgical training across the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery. Mr Anthony Thaventhiran, Surgical Registrar and Deanery Representative for the Association of Surgeons in Training said:…

22 February 2017
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Friends donate bladder scanner

The Friends of Conquest Hospital have donated a Bladder Scanner to Cookson Attenborough Ward at Conquest Hospital. The new scanner, costing £6,000, will be used to measure bladder volume particularly for patients who have undergone surgery. Debbie Baker, Ward Matron on Cookson Attenborough Ward said: “We are extremely grateful to the Friends of Conquest Hospital…

21 February 2017
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New procedure to lower blood pressure

Patients at Conquest Hospital are the first in the South East to be offered a new procedure to lower blood pressure called ‘Renal Denervation Ultrasound’. The procedure, performed under a local anaesthetic, directs a small device via the patients’ blood vessels to the renal artery where it then uses ultrasound energy to reduce the activity…

16 February 2017

Monthly staff award for Estates team

Members of our Estates team have been recognised with a monthly staff award for their hard work following an external power supply interruption in December, which caused the Eastbourne DGH site to run on standby generators, for an extended period. The team of Ian Phillips, Ricky Ornelas, Peter Paine, Dave Gosden and Colin Goddard were…

16 February 2017
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Paintings of sunflowers donated to maternity department

Five paintings of sunflowers have been donated to the maternity department at Conquest Hospital by the local Darvell Bruderhof community in Robertsbridge. The pictures were painted by children aged eight to ten who were inspired by the work of Vincent Van Gogh. The donation was the idea of Sadie and Colin Stangl, who had their…

15 February 2017
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Lord Lieutenant opens new Friends Flower Shop

The Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex Peter Field has officially opened The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital new flower shop. The new flower shop is located by the entrance to the main public car park at Eastbourne DGH and offers visitors to the hospital and the local community the opportunity to purchase flowers and floral arrangements.…

8 February 2017

Review assures quality of administration in Outpatients

An assurance review of the administration of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust’s Outpatient departments has given the service a rating of “reasonable assurance”, the second highest rating (out of four). The review was undertaken by business assurance specialists TIAA and follows the reconfiguration of the service in 2014 and the introduction of new systems to…

3 February 2017

New investment in pathology services

New pathology laboratories with the latest advanced diagnostic equipment have opened at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH. The new equipment is part of an £18 million, seven year contract with Roche Diagnostics Ltd to provide some of the most advanced pathology equipment available. The pathology laboratories at both Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH have been…

1 February 2017

First winners of ESHT’s ‘Clean Care Award’

The Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Conquest Hospital and Litlington Ward at Eastbourne DGH are the first winners of the Infection Prevention and Control Team’s newly introduced ‘Clean Care Award’. The Infection Prevention and Control Team will make this award quarterly and it is awarded to the ward, unit or department who has achieved…

17 January 2017

Specialist nurse wins monthly staff award

Specialist Nurse Annie Swann has won the Trust’s monthly staff award for her support and compassion with the families she helps. Sue Curties – Safeguarding Named Nurse, Acute Safeguarding children said: “Annie is responsible for representing East Sussex Healthcare with the process that follows when a child unexpectedly dies. This is a deeply challenging role…