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2021 News

19 July 2021
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Medical Director urges local people to help keep Covid rates low

Dr David Walker, Medical Director at ESHT has appeared in a video urging local people to continue working together to keep Covid infection rates low. Dr David Walker, said: “Infection rates are rising in East Sussex but are particularly high here in Hastings. At the moment hospital admissions with COVID are still low, so let’s…

15 July 2021
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NHS Patients, Staff and Visitors Must Continue To Wear Face Coverings in Healthcare Settings

England’s Chief Nurse has today reminded the public that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules. Covid restrictions will end in many settings in England from Monday. However, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are set to remain in…

9 July 2021
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Make sure it’s football coming home not Covid-19

As the country celebrates the England win and looks forward to Sunday, the NHS is calling for everyone to take the opportunity over the next few days to arrange their vaccine. With thousands of appointments available through the national booking system online or by calling 119, and lots of walk-in sessions happening in your local…

22 June 2021
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Teams praised for their research recruitment efforts

The Trauma and Orthopaedic team, led by Mr Barry Rose (Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon and WAX Study Principal Investigator), and the Research team at Conquest Hospital, have been praised for being one of the leading recruiting sites in the country for a research study into Weight-bearing in Ankle Fractures called the WAX Study. The…

16 June 2021
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First year anniversary of new pathway for Stroke patients

A new heart rhythm pathway, set up a year ago at the Trust to monitor stroke patients, has proved to be successful at identifying earlier a group of patients at potential risk of another stroke due to their abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia).

2 June 2021
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Trust Board meeting to be held virtually

The next Trust Board meeting of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust will take place on MS Teams on Tuesday 8 June 2021. Meetings are normally held in public but due to restrictions on social distancing the meeting will be held virtually. Papers for the meeting are available for download from here>> If you would like…

28 May 2021
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Keep safe this Bank Holiday weekend

This Bank Holiday Weekend, we are urging local people to keep safe, follow Covid guidelines and ensure our Emergency Departments are kept free for only those people who really need them. If you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do call NHS 111 first or go to 111.nhs.uk. Depending on…

28 May 2021
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New local Radioactive Iodine (RAI) treatment service

The Endocrinology team at ESHT have started a new service at Conquest Hospital called ‘Radioactive Iodine (RAI) treatment’, which will mean patients won’t have to travel to Brighton or Maidstone to receive this treatment. Radioactive Iodine (RAI) treatment involves using Radioactive iodine to treat thyroid disorders, most commonly hyperthyroidism, goitres and thyroid cancer and has…

17 May 2021
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Insulin safety week promoted at Trust

The ESHT Diabetes Teams are staging a five day awareness event between May 17 and 23, promoting the message of insulin safety as part of a national campaign to help reduce incidents of insulin errors, during Insulin Safety Week. Our Diabetes Teams will be staging a series of events across the Trust to ensure vital…