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Thomas Simons – Chief People Officer

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Thomas joined the Trust in February 2013, and has been a full board member since January 2014. He is responsible for staff recruitment, medical staffing, managing organisational and cultural change and leadership and management development. He also oversees the development and governance of the Trust’s workforce. Before joining the Trust, Thomas had extensive experience of […]

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Bob Niven

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Mr Niven, who lives in Hatfield, is a retired senior civil servant.  He joined the civil service in 1974, having graduated from Oxford University with a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, followed by an MA in Political Science from Michigan State University and a B. Phil in Management Studies from Oxford University.  His final […]

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Trust statement – palliative care code and mortality

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Today’s national media story suggesting that NHS Trusts are misusing palliative care coding either to hide poor care or just manipulate mortality ratings is important and deserves discussion.  But here is the statement about the Trust’s position that appears not to have been used. “The Trust does have a high level of palliative care coding. […]

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Lister’s neonatal unit wins top national award

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

The wonderful team of dedicated doctors, nurses and support staff at the Lister’s neonatal unit received the Outstanding Neonatal Team Of The Year from Mother and Baby magazine, Britain’s number one parenting magazine. The winning entry, from mum Jenny Lewis, read: ‘My son spent five weeks in the unit, and we were thrust into the […]

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Lister’s neonatal unit wins top national award

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

The neonatal unit at the Lister has been presented with the ‘Outstanding neonatal team’ award by Mother and Baby magazine.

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Parents open medical research centre in memory of their son

Friday, February 28th, 2014

When Sue Williams and Dave Haynes from Letchworth lost their son, Lee, to kidney disease in 2005 they vowed to keep his memory alive. They worked tirelessly to raise £55,000 to establish a new facility at the Lister hospital, the Lee Haynes Research Institute, which will make it easier for medical staff to carry out vital clinical research. The […]

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Parents open medical research centre in memory of their son

Friday, February 28th, 2014

When Sue Williams and Dave Haynes from Letchworth lost their son, Lee, to kidney disease in 2005 they vowed to keep his memory alive. They worked tirelessly to raise £55,000 to establish a new facility at the Lister hospital in Stevenage, the Lee Haynes Research Institute, which will make it easier for medical staff to carry out vital clinical […]

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Embroiderers bring delight to hospital chapel visitors

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

The Hertfordshire Embroiderer’s Guild, based in St Albans, is a friendly group of like-minded needlewomen. After some of their members received wonderful NHS care for themselves and their families, they decided to turn their needles to producing something beautiful for the Lister hospital. Caroline Walford, from the Guild, said, ‘Many of our members have contributed […]

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Embroiderers bring delight to hospital chapel visitors

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

The Hertfordshire Embroiderer’s Guild, based in St Albans, is a friendly group of like-minded needlewomen.  After some of their members received wonderful NHS care for themselves and their families, they decided to turn their needles to producing something beautiful for the Lister hospital.

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Harlow’s MP officially opens town’s first ever renal dialysis service

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Local Harlow MP, Robert Halfon, was the guest of honour to mark the official opening on 31 January of the new renal dialysis satellite service, run by the Trust from a £1.5 million facility that was created with its specialist partner Diaverum UK in Harlow. The new unit, which is located on the Princess Alexandra […]

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