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Trust’s urology team attend BAFTA event

Monday, February 12th, 2018

The Trust’s urology team recently attended a tribute event for one of their former patients. Above: Members of the Trust’s urology team, including Dr Anand Sharma (furthest left), Helen Stoker (clinical nurse specialist, second left), Beverly Aldwinckle (urology clinic nurse in charge, second right) and James Hemmings (clinical nurse specialist, furthest right).  Ray Merrin was […]

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Lister team at heart of major international urology research trial

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

The Lister urology team is leading a multi-centre international research trial involving hospitals from the UK, Belgium and the United States.   The trial, called the Robotic Guided Cytokine Study, is being lead by Mr Nikhil Vasdev, consultant urological surgeon and senior lecturer in collaboration with the University of Hertfordshire. To date 20 patients have been recruited successfully at the Lister […]

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Welcome to our new student nurses

Friday, January 19th, 2018

A new cohort of student nurses from the University of Hertfordshire joined the Trust this week. They are now starting their clinical (adult and children’s services) experience and will have placements in a variety of clinical areas over the next three years on their journey to becoming registered nurses. Welcoming the new cohort, the Trust’s […]

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Research team recruits most number of patients to national trial

Friday, January 19th, 2018

The Trust’s research team has recruited the most number of patients in England to a national study looking at whether a new ultrasound method will help reduce the number of patients needing a diagnostic operation, compared to the current approach. The study is being led at the Trust by consultant head and neck surgeon Mr […]

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Lister hospital is still very busy – please help us by keeping A&E free for genuine emergencies

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

The Lister hospital in Stevenage remains very busy, with the number of very sick patients needing to be admitted remaining high. Emergency department doctors are continuing to ask people not to go to A&E unless it’s a life or limb-threatening emergency, or if they have been advised to go there by a healthcare professional. People […]

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Winter pressures update – outpatient appointments and planned surgery

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Updated: 3 January 2018 As is the case across the NHS, the Trust’s hospitals are very busy at the moment due to winter pressures. The situation is being reviewed daily and whilst outpatient appointments should continue as normal, some planned surgery may need to be postponed.  The key messages for patients are: Outpatient appointments are […]

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New mural welcomes children

Monday, December 11th, 2017

A new woodland-themed mural has been installed at the Lister’s Bluebell ward, helping children to have a more welcoming experience.  

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New mural welcomes children

Monday, December 11th, 2017

A new woodland-themed mural has been installed at the Lister’s Bluebell ward, helping children to have a more welcoming experience. Above: Members of the Trust’s health play specialist team with director of strategy Kate Lancaster (standing furthest left), children’s nursing services manager Caroline Dilks (standing second left), director of nursing Liz Lees (standing furthest right), […]

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Respiratory team amongst best nationally for treating patients with lung conditions

Monday, November 20th, 2017

The Trust’s respiratory team has been recognised as one of the best nationally for treating patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties.

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Respiratory team amongst best nationally for treating patients with lung conditions

Monday, November 20th, 2017

The Trust’s respiratory team has been recognised as one of the best nationally for treating patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties. The team took part in a national audit by the Royal College of Physicians and they were rated highly for reviewing patients with respiratory […]

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