Work has started on the next phase of modernising the Emergency Department at Eastbourne DGH which will see the installation of air conditioning, new treatment cubicles, new cardiac monitoring equipment, eco-friendly lighting, a new waiting area and updated mental health room.
Staff Nurse Tasha Rainsley has had her portrait painted as part of a national celebration of NHS Heroes. Tasha was nominated by a colleague after being redeployed to work in critical care during Covid-19. From 53 nominated staff and teams across the Trust Tasha was randomly chosen.
A new Emergency Nurse Practitioner Suite in the Emergency Department at Eastbourne DGH has opened to care for patients with minor injuries and illness and includes an area dedicated to care for children.
Steve Honeyball, whose spell in critical care was the longest of any patient in the Trust recovering from Covid-19, has left the unit at Eastbourne DGH after 53 days, to applause from hospital staff and his family, to continue his recovery from Covid-19.
Husband and wife, Clarence and Stella Diribe have left critical care together in emotional scenes at Eastbourne DGH, to continue their recovery from Covid-19 on a ward.
Patients in hospitals in East Sussex have been able to video call with their loved ones, thanks to the kind donation of around 50 iPad and Samsung tablets from the local community.
Orlando Fulgencio who is a Frailty Unit Nurse at Eastbourne DGH was clapped and cheered by colleagues and friends as he left critical care after 32 days, to continue his recovery from Covid-19 on Jevington ward, a ward he used to work on.
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has joined the fight against Coronavirus by recruiting COVID-19 patients to participate in a ground-breaking new study of the disease performed by the partnership between the GenOMICC Study Consortium (led by the University of Edinburgh) and Genomics England. The study, announced by the Secretary of State for Health and Social…