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Be part of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust’s first virtual Annual Meeting on 7 July!

You’re invited to be part of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust’s (ESHT) first virtual annual general meeting (AGM). To adhere to social distancing rules, ESHT will be holding this year’s meeting virtually. You will be able to submit questions in advance, join ESHT and take part in the meeting live or watch a recording of the session.

The meeting will be held on 7 July from 2pm until 4pm. If you would like to join live use the following link from 1:45pm on the 7 July: https://glsr.live/ESHTpublicmeeting. You will also be able to watch a recording of the session using the same link after the event has taken place.

You can submit a question in advance by emailing esht.supporters@nhs.net or phoning 0300 131 4692.

Send a message to a loved one

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) are supporting family and friends to share messages with their loved ones who are in hospital while visiting to hospitals is being restricted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patients at Bexhill Irvine Unit, Conquest Hospital, Eastbourne DGH and Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital can now receive messages of support from their loved ones in new ways – by virtual post box or by sending a ‘Comfort Pebble’. Continue reading

NHS: We are here if you need us

There is growing evidence showing that people are ignoring health concerns and putting off coming into hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic, even if they need urgent or emergency help.

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) have released a message to residents to reassure people that the NHS is still here for those who need it. Watch this short video from Dr David Walker, ESHT Medical Director, about the steps ESHT are taking to keep people safe, and what to do if you need healthcare. 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

Tell ESHT what you think about outpatient appointments, health information and leaving hospital

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) is inviting local people to an event in Bexhill where you can give your feedback on the work of the Trust. This public forum will focus on the progress ESHT are making to transform outpatients’ appointments, give people more information about their health and better support people when they leave hospital after an inpatient stay. Continue reading

CQC survey about children and young people’s services shows improvement

young child playing with green, blue, red and yellow blocksThe Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published the results of the Children and Young People’s Patient Experience Survey (2018) which shows East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) has significantly improved across a number of important areas. The survey showed ESHT is better than most trusts in five areas and showed significant improvement in 12 areas, from the corresponding survey from 2016. Continue reading

Role of joint working highlighted in improvements to our system

Two of our East Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) have had their recent financial progress recognised by NHS Improvement and NHS England, as the Trust was removed from special measures for financial reasons and the commissioners were removed from legal directions. Both the Chief Executive of the CCGs and the Chief Executive of ESHT highlighted the hard work and commitment of staff and the role that joined up working had played in the improvements. Continue reading

People in East Sussex will soon be able to develop a personalised plan for their emergency care

ReSPECT logoEast Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust is the first Trust locally to introduce a new process for people to record their wishes about how they would like to be treated in an emergency, when they may not be able to communicate.

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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