Beware of COVID-19 scams

Yellow triangular warning sign with a black exclamation pointUnscrupulous criminals are exploiting fears about COVID-19 to prey on members of the public, particularly older and vulnerable people who are isolated from family and friends. National Trading Standards is warning people to remain vigilant following a rise in coronavirus-related scams that seek to benefit from the public’s concern and uncertainty over COVID-19. Continue reading

Carry on sharing your feedback with Healthwatch East Sussex

Healthwatch East Sussex (HWES) are the local independent watchdog for health and care services. Healthwatch gather your views and experiences which help decision makers to develop better services.

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, your health and care diary has rarely mattered more. Your NHS and social care services need to know what’s working for you, where the difficulties and gaps are and, if this happens again in the future, what could help services to work better for you or your family. Continue reading

Eastbourne Station Health Centre consultation update

Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) would like to thank everyone who has already given their views as part of the CCGs consultation into the future of Eastbourne Station Health Centre. The consultation was launched before the Covid-19 pandemic began and this has obviously had an impact on the consultation plans. The health and safety of the public and NHS staff is the top priority so the CCG is now reviewing whether the consultation needs to be postponed and re-started later this year. Continue reading

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust rated Good by CQC – Outstanding for ‘Care’ and ‘Effective’

East Sussex Healthcare NHS TrustThe Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) as ‘Good’ overall and ‘Outstanding’ for providing both ‘Caring’ and ‘Effective’ services following their inspection in November and December 2019.

Conquest Hospital and Community Services were both rated ‘Outstanding’ overall with Eastbourne DGH rated ‘Good’ overall and ‘Outstanding’ for End of Life Care. Continue reading

Take part in the State of Caring Survey today

two people clasp handsCould you help Carers UK paint a picture of what it’s like to be a carer in 2020?

If you look after a family member, friend or neighbour who couldn’t manage without your help Carers UK want to hear from you. Your evidence will help push carers up the agenda for policy makers and to campaign for recognition and change. Continue reading

Have your say on the future of Eastbourne Station Health Centre

The future of Eastbourne Station Health Centre, have your say at from 3 February to 30 April 2020Local people are being asked to have their say on proposals to change NHS walk-in services in Eastbourne.

After careful consideration, and the approval of its governing body on 29 January, NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford (EHS) Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is consulting on a proposal to close the walk-in service at Eastbourne Station Health Centre.

The public consultation runs from 3 February – 30 April and as many views and comments as possible are wanted to ensure any future decision is informed by feedback from the local community. Continue reading

Health and social care in East Sussex, working together with you

Share your feedback on the draft East Sussex Health and Social Care Plan

Partners across the NHS in East Sussex, East Sussex County Council, Healthwatch East Sussex and the voluntary and community sector have been working together to draw up a Health and Social Care Plan for our county. The draft plan sets out the health and social care needs of our East Sussex residents, and how we intend to drive the transformation needed to meet them over the next 3-5 years. Continue reading

Young Carers Awareness Day

Young Carers Awareness Day is taking place on 30th January 2020. The day gives a voice to young carers and highlights the challenges and issues they face.

A young carer is someone under 18 years of age who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs and/or alcohol. Many carers are caring from a young age. Continue reading