Your opportunity to recognise outstanding care in the People’s Choice Award

Pride of ESHT AwardsMembers of the public are being asked to show their recognition for a team or individual member of staff at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust by nominating  those who have provided outstanding care to themselves, a close friend or relative, for a People’s Choice Award. Continue reading

New Youth Cabinet members take their seats

Youth CabinetYoung people in East Sussex have taken their seats on a body representing their peers on the issues that affect them.

A total of 21 young people aged between 11 and 18 have been elected or co-opted to serve for one year on the East Sussex Youth Cabinet, each representing their school, college or youth group.

They will campaign on the top three issues chosen by young people in the Make Your Mark ballot held in November – knife crime, mental health and homelessness. Continue reading

Weaning hub launched by Start4Life

Baby weaningPublic Health England (PHE) has launched its first ever Start4Life campaign to help parents introduce their baby to solid foods.

Official advice is that most babies should not start solid foods until they are around six months old. By this point, their bodies are better able to cope with solid foods and they are more able to feed themselves. They are also better at moving food around their mouth, chewing and swallowing. Continue reading

New community maternity team deliver first baby

The Maternity service at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) is the first in the Sussex and Surrey region to successfully launch a new community maternity team and deliver their first baby in line with the recommendations from The National Maternity Review: Better Births Report. Continue reading

Free warm home check

You don’t have to sit at home wrapped in blankets to keep the cold away. Living in a cold home can harm your health and can make a range of health conditions worse. It can also impact on your mental wellbeing.

If you struggle to afford the energy you need to keep warm and well in your home, you may be eligible for a free warm home check.

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Community Hubs where you can make friends, learn something new, get active or drop in for a coffee

In 2017, we told you about new Health and Wellbeing Community Hubs launched in Hastings and Bexhill.

The Hubs are the result of joint working between local voluntary and community organisations, and NHS Hastings and Rother CCG’s Healthy Hastings and Rother Programme, which aims to reduce health inequalities in the area.

One year down the line, find out how the Hubs are helping their local communities.

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Your health, your choice

We’re committed to making sure you’re aware of your rights and available choices concerning your health and care. This is important so you can feel empowered to make decisions.

There are choices in your lifestyle, decisions about your treatment, and even the way in which you interact with doctors and other health and care professionals that can all affect your wellbeing. To make sure you get the full benefit from local services, it’s really important to give careful consideration to all the options available to you.

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Local carers’ charity hosting free event to support unpaid carers

You are a carer if you look after someone who wouldn’t be able to manage everyday life without your help. This could be a relative, partner, friend or neighbour.

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Care for the Carers is a local charity supporting unpaid carers across the county, providing information and advice, support groups, counselling and offering social activities to help give carers a much-needed break.

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Get GP appointments at evenings and weekends

Patients in the NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Hastings and Rother CCG areas will now find it easier to see a GP, practice nurse or other health professional at a time more convenient to them, with appointments available on weekday evenings, over the weekend and at bank holidays.

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