2024 News

14 May 2024
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Donated transnasal endoscopes are a ‘game changer’

Three Transnasal Endoscopes have been kindly donated to the Endoscopy department at Conquest Hospital by The Friends of Conquest Hospital and The League of Friends of Bexhill Hospital. The Friends donated £55,424.88 for the purchase of state-of-the-art endoscopes which boast 50% narrower tubes than a traditional endoscope, and as it is inserted via the nose…

29 April 2024
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Infusion Team – improving patient care and flow

The Infusion Unit based at Eastbourne DGH will soon be operating a seven-day service to help ease the pressure on Same Day Emergency Care as well as opening up more available appointments supporting our chronically unwell patients lifestyles, whilst providing an enhanced patient experience and satisfaction. The unit is nurse-led and offers biological therapies along…

29 April 2024
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An amazing 50 years for Ingrid and our Hero of the Month

After an incredible 50 years working for the NHS, this is Ingrid Benge’s last week working in Jubilee Eye Suite at Eastbourne DGH. Ingrid started as a nurse in 1974, working in the surgical unit between St Mary’s and Princess Alice hospitals in Eastbourne. Following the building of the hospital in 1976 Ingrid moved there…

5 April 2024
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HSJ Partnership award for Speech and Language Therapy Team

Our Speech and Language Therapy Team are proud to be HSJ Partnership Awards 2024 Gold Winners of the Patient Safety Collaboration of the Year. They won the national award for their work in transforming patient safety with specialist, cost-effective dysphagia management e-learning and support. The HSJ Partnerships Awards happen annually and celebrate success stories along…

28 March 2024
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Make the right choice for your health needs this Easter

This Easter, the NHS in Sussex is urging everyone to make the right choice for their health needs, and use Minor Injury Units, Walk-in Centres, and Urgent Treatment Centres for urgent care that’s not an emergency. Teams across the NHS – at GP practices, NHS 111, hospitals, mental health services, ambulance, and community services –…

21 March 2024
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An award for Anna, supporting women to quit smoking in pregnancy

On 12 December last year Anna Tye, Healthy Pregnancy Support Worker, and members of the Tobacco Dependence Treatment team was invited to the House of Commons for the Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge group anniversary event where Anna was presented with her certificate of appreciation from the group for her hard and dedicated work.  The Smoking…