From a simple microwave for a ward whose staff want to heat up home-made food on their lunch break to a million-pound investment in a surgical robot to keep the DGH at the forefront of prostate cancer treatment, the Friends will consider and consequently fundraise for any equipment, amenity or service that the hospital, its staff and consequently its patients, need.
We produce Hospitality magazine four times a year, filling it with news from the Friends, details of upcoming events and fundraisers, and interesting articles related to the community and the hospital, its staff or volunteers. Printed copies are available at various outlets in the hospital; members of the Friends receive their copy in the post; and the current issue, along with all archived issues, is available online here.
A vital element of training within the DGH is the safe movement of patients. The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital recently made a donation to the Moving & Handling team to purchase a new, 50kg Manikin for training purposes. Catherine Broadbent, Moving and Handling Advisor, acknowledged the donation with grateful thanks, and explained why this equipment […]Read More
The major project for 2022 is to raise £500K towards a replacement robot for Urology. This requirement has raised questions, given the million-pound fundraising target of 2015 to install the original one. The reason the replacement is required is simply the success of the first robot. After years of continuous use and successful treatment of […]Read More
Submitted to the Friends against the backdrop of the rising Omicron cases in December, an urgent bid for the purchase of an additional machine for PCR testing in Microbiology was submitted and subsequently approved. The main Microbiology lab, containing the molecular pathology lab, is in Eastbourne, and constantly under pressure to turn around rising Covid-19 […]Read More
As their major project of 2020 the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital committed to fundraising £430,000 to modernise the radiology facilities at the DGH and make the department digital. Despite a year in which fundraising was much reduced, the target was achieved and the donated equipment is now successfully installed and fully operational. Karen Betts, Clinical […]Read More
Each year the Friends make Christmas donations to the wards which are working on Christmas Day, for use at each ward’s own discretion. These donations regularly go towards gifts for patients, ward decorations, staff and patient wellbeing, or festive food and drink to keep Christmas spirits up on the day. We received this feedback from […]Read More
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