2021 News

31 December 2021
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New visiting restrictions in place

The health, wellbeing and safety of all our people, patients and visitors continues to be our top priority. In light of the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the local community and associated increase in hospital admissions, we have taken the very difficult decision to significantly restrict visiting at all of our hospital sites, from…

31 December 2021
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Make a resolution to the use NHS services wisely this New Year

The NHS in Sussex is calling on local people to use health services wisely and help Keep Sussex Safe this New Year’s Eve. As demand for all NHS services across Sussex continues to rise the NHS is urging people to celebrate safely so that emergency services can care for the sickest patients as quickly as…

21 December 2021
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Park Mark awarded to hospital car parks

Our car parks at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH, have once again been awarded the prestigious Park Mark, the Safer Parking Scheme award that recognises car parks with measures in place that actively deter crime and the fear of crime in car parks. A Park Mark is awarded to parking facilities that pass a rigorous…

13 December 2021
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New digital patient record system introduced in Maternity

A new digital patient record system called ‘Badgernet’ has been introduced in our maternity department, which means paper maternity notes are now a thing of the past. The system, was fully introduced in late November. Babies Edward and Hudson, born at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne Midwifery Unit respectively, became the Trust’s first “Badgernet babies” as…

4 November 2021
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Lord-Lieutenant for East Sussex visits Conquest Hospital

The Lord-Lieutenant for East Sussex, Andrew Blackman, together with Sara Stonor, Vice Lord-Lieutenant, visited Conquest Hospital to thank staff for their efforts during the Covid pandemic. They were escorted on their visit by Dr David Walker, Medical Director at ESHT and were given a tour of the Emergency Department by Dr Shaymau Habeeb – Chief…

22 October 2021
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Community Bladder and Bowel team Administrator win’s ‘Hero of the Month’ award

Karen Aldred, an Administrator for the Community Bladder and Bowel team based in Bexhill, has won the Trust’s ‘Hero of the Month’ award. Karen was nominated by Tracey Perkins, Senior Bladder and Bowel Nurse who said: “During the Covid pandemic many of the community bladder and bowel team were redeployed to different areas of the…