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…
Visiting restrictions - essential visitors only
To help us keep our patients, staff and visitors safe, stop the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) and keep our hospitals running, we are restricting visiting to essential visitors only – click here for more information
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…
ESHT Medical Director, Dr David Walker is urging people to follow government advice on social distancing to help the local NHS.
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…
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.
A team of nurses and midwives from the Trust visited Ark Castledown Primary School in Hastings to thank the children who had written letters as part of a Year 2 ‘Superheroes’ project they had taken part in.
Hospital pat dog Bella and her owner Barry Coase have been nominated for a Soldiering on Awards - Animal Partnership Award, and need local people to vote for them.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated the Trust as ‘Good’ overall and ‘Outstanding’ for providing both ‘Caring’ and ‘Effective’ services following their inspection in November and December 2019.
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.