2019 News

22nd March 2019
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Specialist Nurses promote Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Specialist Gynaecology Nurses at the Trust are urging women to talk openly about ovarian cancer, understand the potential symptoms and to book potentially life-saving GP check-ups, in an effort to save more lives this Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian cancer is when abnormal cells in the ovary begin to grow and divide in an uncontrolled…

22nd March 2019
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Patient makes a £1000 donation to Pevensey ward

Shaina Leach a patient who underwent a bone marrow transplant seven years ago, has returned to Pevensey Ward at Eastbourne DGH to make a donation of £1000 to the Pevensey Unit Fund. Shaina Leach said “I can’t put into words my feelings for all the staff on Pevensey Ward. The level of care I received…

21st March 2019
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New MRI Suite arrives in 17 separate modules

A new MRI Suite, which is currently being constructed at Conquest Hospital, has arrived on site in seventeen separate modules, which were joined together in a specific sequence to form the new MRI Suite building. The modular building arrived from Hull in a specific order, and set to a precise timetable over a three day…

20th March 2019
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Midwife retires after 51 years in the NHS

Midwife, Gina Moulding, who has worked for the NHS for 51 years, and has supported women and their families throughout their pregnancy journey and was involved in the care and delivery of three generations of some families, with the same enthusiasm and commitment she had at start of her career, has retired. Throughout Gina’s career…

19th March 2019
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Donation to James Ward to say thank you for the care

Stuart Crane, an ex-patient who was treated on James Ward at Conquest Hospital, returned to the ward with his wife to donate three drip stands, as a thank you for his care. Sharon Grain, Matron James Ward/CCU said: “It was lovely to see Stuart Crane and his wife Sue return to the ward looking so…

18th March 2019
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IT Engineer wins Employee of the month award

IT Engineer, Darren Cumber has won an Employee of the month award for his work to make sure a new control room, which will help with patient flow, was ready in time for a visit by Secretary of State Matt Hancock. Andy Bissenden, Associate Director, ESHT Digital who nominated Darren said: “Darren went above and…

18th March 2019
Trust marks National Nutrition and Hydration Week thumbnail image

Trust marks National Nutrition and Hydration Week

Dietitians and Speech and Language Therapists at the Trust have been raising awareness of their work as part of national Nutrition and Hydration Week (11th to 17th March) and Swallowing Awareness Day (13th March). The focus of Nutrition and Hydration Week was to raise awareness and improve understanding of the importance of good nutrition and…

15th March 2019
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Trust’s TARN Coordinator wins national award

Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN) Coordinator at the Trust, Kelly Tuppen, has won the ‘Trauma Audit and Research Network Coordinator of the Year’ award, at the national Trauma Care Conference 2019. Kelly was nominated for improving the Trust’s data quality for cases reported to the Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN). In 2016/17 before…

14th March 2019
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Local MP visits the portering team at Eastbourne DGH

Stephen Lloyd, MP for Eastbourne and Willingdon, has visited the portering team at Eastbourne DGH, and spent time discussing the wide and varied aspects of the work they carry out. There are 24 porters who work at Eastbourne DGH on a 24 hour, 7 day shift basis, with between six to eight working on any…

13th March 2019
Trolley donated to Judy Beard Unit by Volunteer Services thumbnail image

Trolley donated to Judy Beard Unit by Volunteer Services

A drug and treatment collection trolley has been donated to the Judy Beard Unit at Conquest Hospital by the hospital’s Volunteer Services, in memory of one their longest serving volunteers. Brenda Nelson was part of the much-valued Conquest Hospital volunteer team for 26 years, starting as a flower arranger before joining the Helpdesk team. She…