Making their case for a pay rise – local key-workers meet their MP

‘Disheartened and used’ was how one frontline NHS worked described how he felt when he and a number of colleagues met recently with local MP Sally-Ann Hart. Paul Jones, a porter at the Conquest Hospital, said: “With the NHS pay rise delayed, I feel disheartened and used. Considering that it was key workers who kept the […]

Conquest rated ‘outstanding overall’ in Care Quality Commission inspection

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated the 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. The really good news from the inspection is that Hastings’ Conquest Hospital was ‘outstanding’ overall with Eastbourne DGH rated ‘good’ overall […]

NHS boss praises efforts of Conquest charity team

Last year Friends of Conquest Hospital raised more the £260,000 to support a wide range of services and projects at the hospital. Last week Chief Executive of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) Dr Adrian Bull came to Hastings to attend the Friends of Conquest Hospital monthly meeting to thank the committee for their huge […]

Are children’s lives at risk if shake-up of ENT services goes ahead?

There’s mounting opposition among doctors in Hastings and Eastbourne to what they consider an ‘unjustified’ plan to move Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) services out of Hastings say local Labour campaigners Party activists say they have uncovered damning evidence that the shake-up in ENT services in Hastings would make it less, not more, safe for […]

Labour demands rethink on cuts to ENT services at Conquest

NHS bosses are being asked to think again about their controversial decision to run down local treatment of ear, nose and throat conditions at the Conquest Hospital. Hastings and Rye Labour Party is pressing for health bosses to think again about their decision which, if implemented, would see patients from the Hastings area having to […]

Plaudits for effort to improve standards at Conquest

Members of a health watchdog have praised the efforts of the hospital trust that runs the Conquest to pull themselves out of special measures. The Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HOSC), which has been closely monitoring progress at the Conquest and Eastbourne District General Hospital, considered reports by East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) at […]

‘Hard work’ pays off as special measures lifted at Conquest

The Conquest Hospital, part of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, is no longer in special measures news that has been warmly welcomed by local MPs. The trust is made up of the Conquest and Eastbourne District General Hospital. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) this week published a report following their latest inspection of the two hospitals […]