2022 News

29 September 2022
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“I get to help families create a lasting legacy”

Did you know that each organ donor can save up to nine lives? This week is Organ Donation Week so we caught up with Joana de Letra, Organ Donation Specialist Nurse, to find out more about organ donation here at the trust and across the country. “I became interested in organ donation when I was…

28 September 2022
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Bench unveiled in memory of organ donors whose gifts transforms lives

To mark Organ Donation Week this year we unveiled a new bench, overlooking the lagoon at Conquest Hospital, in memory of people from the trust who became organ donors. Last year, seven families at the trust agreed to organ donation resulting in 15 patients receiving a life-saving or life-changing transplant. Dr Judith Highgate, Clinical Lead…

20 September 2022
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Annual General Meeting 2022

We’re holding our rescheduled Annual General Meeting next Thursday 29 September at the Hydro Hotel in Eastbourne. Come and join us for an opportunity to hear about the trust’s achievements over the last year and our plans for the future.   10am: Arrival/tea and coffee 10.30am: Annual General Meeting 2022 11.30am: Ask the Board 12pm:…

13 September 2022
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Changes to outpatient appointments on Monday 19 September

If you have an outpatient appointment on Monday 19 September, the day of the Queen’s state funeral, we will be contacting you to reschedule your appointment in light of the Bank Holiday. Clinically necessary appointments will go ahead as planned and those patients will also be contacted to confirm that we are expecting you. We…

31 August 2022
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Community Staff Nurse wins ‘Hero of the Month’ award

Michelle Bridger, Community Staff Nurse for the Eastbourne community nursing team has won our ‘Hero of the Month’ award. Michelle was nominated by two of her colleagues, Connie Thornton and Susan Gent, both community staff nurses. Connie said: “Michelle is a well-valued member of the team and consistently goes above and beyond to support our…

12 August 2022
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New junior doctors join the team

The Trust welcomed over 190 Trainee doctors; these include Foundation Year 1 (FY1), which will be their very first job after completing their medical degrees, Foundation Year 2 (FY2), Core Trainees, and other Speciality Trainees in a range of professions across both Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH. The doctors in training at Foundation level for…

3 August 2022
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Housekeeper wins ‘Hero of the Month’ award

Beata Nagy, Housekeeper at Eastbourne DGH, has won our ‘Hero of the Month’ award. Beata was nominated by Paul Relf, Head of Nursing, Community Health and Integrated Care Division. Paul said: “When I arrive at Eastbourne DGH, Beata is often working in the main entrance, filling up facemasks or cleaning. Beata welcomes everyone coming into…

28 July 2022
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World Hepatitis Day 2022

World Hepatitis Day 2022 aims to raise awareness of hepatitis and highlight the importance of testing and treatment. There are several types of hepatitis, but hepatitis C is the most common type of viral hepatitis in the UK and is usually spread through blood-to-blood contact with an infected person, such as through sharing needles used…

27 July 2022
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Sally-Ann Hart MP visits First Steps Nursery

Earlier this month Sally-Ann Hart, the Conservative MP for Hastings and Rye, visited First Steps Nursery at Conquest Hospital. First Steps Nursery is a new purpose-built nursery that offers a fully accessible learning environment for children, with enclosed outside play facilities for different age groups. On her visit Sally-Ann received a tour of the facilities…

26 July 2022
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New ear, nose and throat service launched in Sussex

Thousands of patients with ear, nose and throat (ENT) problems are going to benefit from quicker and more direct access to support and treatment after the launch of Sussex’s brand-new ENT service. ENT Sussex provides a single point of access for all referrals for patients with ear, nose, and throat concerns – with an ambition…