2022 News

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…

20 July 2022
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Patients give excellent feedback on their cancer care

Care of cancer patients at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has been praised in a national survey of patients who were diagnosed with the disease. The National Cancer Patient Experience Survey has been published and was contributed to by over 500 local patients. Patients were asked to rate their care overall on a scale of…

19 July 2022
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NHS receives the George Cross

Amanda Pritchard, NHS Chief Executive, and May Parsons, the nurse who delivered the world’s first COVID-19 vaccination outside a clinical trial, received the George Cross on Tuesday on behalf of 1.5 million NHS colleagues in England. Amanda and May were joined by the chief executives of the NHS in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as…

14 July 2022
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Conquest Hospital First Steps Nursery officially opened

First Steps Nursery at Conquest Hospital has been officially opened. The new purpose built facility, provides 56 places a day for children aged 4 months to 8 years, and opened in January 2022. The nursery offers a fully accessible learning environment for children with enclosed outside play facilities for different age groups. Steve Aumayer, Chief…

12 July 2022
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Conquest SCBU becomes first Level 1 unit to achieve gold accreditation

The Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Conquest Hospital has become the first Level 1 unit in the country to achieve Gold Accreditation in The Bliss Baby Charter. Level 1 units look after babies who do not need intensive care but might need, for example, monitoring of their breathing or heart rate, or given more…