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Lister therapy dog awarded PDSA Commendation

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Pets as Therapy dog Romeo has been awarded a PDSA Commendation – given to animals who have displayed outstanding acts of devotion to wider society. This award comes after he was given a Blue Cross Medal at the beginning of the year, having impressed the judging panel with the huge range of good deeds he does […]

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Trust is supporting Carers Rights Day 2016

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Patients and staff are welcome to visit the Carers Rights Day stands at the Lister on the 24th November. There will be one in Lister’s main entrance corridor and another in the Strathmore Wing. Representatives from organisations such as Hertfordshire Health and Community Services, Cross Roads, Money Matters and Carers in Hertfordshire will be taking […]

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Lister’s stroke service achieves top grading in national audit

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

The Lister’s acute stroke service, which is based on the hospital’s Pirton and Barley wards, has achieved the top rating possible in the latest quarterly audit report produced by the Royal College of Physicians covering the period from April to July 2016. This achievement has come at the same time as the team has had […]

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Trust supports nationwide campaign seeking to improve access to hospital wards for carers

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

The Trust is supporting John’s Campaign, a nationwide initiative seeking improved access to hospital wards for carers. John’s Campaign was founded in 2014 after the death of Dr John Gerrard, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in his mid-70s. During a five-week stay in his local hospital, visits from his family were restricted severely and John’s […]

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Butterfly volunteer team needs public’s help to secure national £25,000 funding

Monday, November 7th, 2016

The team behind a new and innovative volunteer project at the Lister, which supports people in the last days of their lives, is competing with charities across the country to gain up to £25,000 from Aviva’s community funding initiative. Aviva is holding an online public vote for the charitable causes that have registered for its […]

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Lister doctor self-publishes poetry book

Monday, October 17th, 2016

What do doctors do in their spare time? In the case of one Lister doctor, John Ndikum, he writes poetry and has recently self-published his first book Words of a Feather. John, a junior doctor specialising in internal medicine, began writing the book in 2010. The four-part collection of poems was released on 31 August […]

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New renal services at the Lister result in better patient experience

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Following an investment of £133,500, of which £127,000 came from charitable donations, the Trust’s renal team ward 6B at the Lister now has access to two important new facilities: • The ward’s own acute renal dialysis unit, which has four haemodialysis stations; • A new renal intervention and treatment area, located alongside the ward Although […]

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Lister’s carers support team looking for volunteers

Friday, September 30th, 2016

The Lister’s carers support team is looking for volunteers to take part in a new project that aims to provide extra support to those caring for family members. Volunteers will visit wards and outpatient clinics, speak to patients and identify those who are carers. The volunteers will be able to refer those who need extra […]

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Plenty to be proud of week – day 5

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Putting our patients first In June 2015, numerous departments at the Lister were flooded due to a prolonged spell of heavy rain – with some areas covered by a foot of water. There was real concern amongst senior management that clinical activities would be disrupted severely, with the paediatric emergency department and the renal unit […]

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Plenty to be proud of week – day 4

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Improving patient safety through proactive leadership Enda Gallagher is the falls prevention nurse for the Trust. He uses a wide range of strategies and initiatives to educate and support staff and patients with falls prevention. From classroom teaching, to bedside training – his adaptable approach has helped reduce the risk of falls greatly in our […]

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