iPads & Samsung tablets donated for patients

Patients in hospitals in East Sussex have been able to video call with their loved ones, thanks to kind donations of around 50 iPads and Samsung tablets from the local community. With visits to our hospitals restricted as we manage the demands of coronavirus (COVID-19), friends and family have been encouraged to contact patients via phone and video calls. The donated tablets are available for use by patients who don’t have their own device for making and receiving calls and are being used at ...
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Friends Donate Physiotherapy Devices

The Friends of Conquest and Eastbourne Hospitals have each donated two continuous passive motion machines to their respective hospitals. Each device costs £3,000 and are used during the rehabilitation of patients following various types of reconstructive joint surgery such as knee replacement. The device moves the knee joint through a controlled range of motion, the exact range can be set and adjusted precisely by a physiotherapist. Nigel Ellens Clinical and Operational Lead said: “We woul...
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Celebrating 30 years of Aquatic Physiotherapy

Patients, Physiotherapy, Estates and Housekeeping staff, old and new, gathered to celebrate 30 years of Aquatic Physiotherapy at Eastbourne DGH. Patients along with their physiotherapists were able to explain, to those present, the benefits of physiotherapy in water as part of their rehabilitation from injury, surgical procedure or for managing their long-term condition. Aquatic Physiotherapy (formerly known as Hydrotherapy), is physiotherapy practiced in warm water.  The water in the ...
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Bladder scanner donation

A bladder scanner, which is used to assess the emptying capacity of the bladder, has been donated to the Urology Investigation Suite at Eastbourne DGH, thanks to the kindness of the Royal Eastbourne Golf Club and the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital. Claire Bishop, Head of Nursing said: “The Urology team were delighted to welcome the captains of the Royal Eastbourne Golf Club, who have fund-raised for the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital to raise a total of nearly £12,000 for the purchase of a bl...
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Vein viewer donated by Friends

A vein viewer, which will be used to assist nursing staff take bloods from children on Friston and in the Emergency Department, has been donated by the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital. Liz Vaughan, Friston Matron said “We would like to thank the Friends for this very generous donation. Anything that can make the experience a little better for the children in our care is gratefully received. “We identified the need for the vein viewer because we perform 60 to 100 routine blood tests on F...
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New Equipment to assess the ear

The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital have donated new equipment, costing around £10,000 to assess the ear of adults, babies and young children. The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital have purchased two Madsen Zodiac clinical tympanometers, each costing £4,980 for the Audiology department. The tympanometers allow Audiologists to perform detailed assessments of the middle ear, Eustachian tube and acoustic reflex pathway on patients of all ages, including new born babies. They will be used in Paediatr...
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New Urology Investigation Suite opens

A new £1.3 million Urology Investigation Suite at Eastbourne DGH has opened its doors to patients for the first time. The new suite offers patients a dedicated one stop urology clinic and an enhanced experience. The new development provides a modern, fit for purpose Urology Investigation Unit that will significantly reduce the time taken to diagnose cancer and other urological conditions. It includes ten outpatient clinic rooms fitted with some of the latest diagnostic investigation equipment...
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New ramp improves access to therapy garden

A new ramp, funded by the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital, has improved access for patients with mobility issues to the therapeutic garden at Eastbourne DGH. Patients in wheelchairs can more readily access the therapeutic garden as well enabling access to patients in their beds to get out into the fresh air to experience the benefits the garden has to offer. The Therapeutic garden can help people with chronic illness and disabilities. It offers many benefits including connecting with nature, s...
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Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament

The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital would like to thank the 40 tennis players who took part in the 2019 Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament , which was held on a sunny Sunday afternoon at the beginning of May.  The event made £1,057 towards the Eastbourne DGH and the Friends Special Project for 2019, to raise £500,000 to equip the newly enlarged Urology Investigation Suite which will provide a one-stop diagnostic clinic for urology cancers.  Thanks go to Eastbourne College for the use of the Beresfor...
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