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2020 News

6th July 2020
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Annual General Meeting to be held online – Tuesday 7th July

The Trust’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is being held on Tuesday 7th July from 2.00pm until 4.00pm online via a web link. This is the first virtual Annual General Meeting to be held this way and it is to adhere to social distancing rules. At the meeting you can find out more about the work…

3rd July 2020
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Nurse’s portrait unveiled to celebrate NHS Heroes

A portrait of Staff Nurse Tasha Rainsley, which was painted by local artist Ian Goldsmith as part of a national celebration of NHS Heroes, has been unveiled outside the critical care unit at Eastbourne DGH where she was redeployed to as part of the Trust’s Covid-19 response.

17th June 2020
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RITA brought in to help out on the ward

A new digital therapy system called RITA, which stands for ‘Reminiscence Interactive Therapy Activities’ has been purchased by MacDonald Ward at Conquest Hospital, following successful fund raising activities on the ward. RITA is an innovative, evidence-based, state-of-the-art digital therapy system which allows patients to use apps, games and other leisure activities as part of their…

5th June 2020
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Relay swim of the channel to raise money for the local NHS

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon, Mr Manuel Saldana, his children William (19), Beth (17) and Alice (12) together with Ophthalmologist, Dr Stephen Sweetman, and local businessman Tim Bigg are planning a relay swim of the channel in late August, to raise money for the local NHS. Mr Manuel Saldana said: “Swimming the English Channel is…