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2020 News

2nd April 2020
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Innovation and change to manage Covid-19 at ESHT

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust is putting in place a number of changes to manage the increase in patients with suspected or confirmed Covid-19. The Trust is temporarily modifying a number of services to significantly increase critical care capacity for those patients who are suspected or confirmed as having Covid-19. These changes will allow Covid-19…

1st April 2020
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Temporary maternity change in response to Covid-19 pressures

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) has made the decision to temporarily suspend the homebirth service and births at Eastbourne Midwifery Unit (EMU) to ensure a safe service for women and babies during the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead, all deliveries will take place in the obstetric unit at Conquest Hospital, Hastings A key factor in this…

18th March 2020
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Specialist Nurse wins Employee of the Month Award

Natasha Ewen who is a Specialist Nurse for the Urology Investigation Suite, has won an Employee of the Month Award for her commitment to patients and colleagues. Michael Gibson, Health Care Assistant who nominated Natasha said: “Her pure dedication to both patients and colleagues is not only excellent, it is outstanding. Much of Natasha’s invaluable help…

11th March 2020
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Launch of new Maternity ‘no smoking’ voice alert system on No Smoking Day

No Smoking Day (March 11th) saw the launch of a No Smoking voice alert system outside of the maternity entrance at Conquest Hospital, which when activated by staff, visitors or patients, plays a pre-recorded message asking smokers to protect babies from their smoke and to use the designated smoking shelters around the site.

20th February 2020
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Winners of ESHT’s ‘Clean Care Award’

MacDonald Ward at Conquest Hospital and Occupational Therapy at Eastbourne DGH are the latest winners of the Trust’s 'Clean Care Award' and were presented with a plaque and a certificate to mark their achievement by Chief Executive, Dr Adrian Bull.