Members 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
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
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
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
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.
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.Continue reading
Whether it’s sticking with a new years’ resolution, quitting smoking, or making healthy changes to your diet – there’s a range of support out there to help you improve your health and wellbeing in 2019.Continue reading
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.