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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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New service aims to keep frail older people out of hospital

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

A new service is now in place at the Lister hospital that means frail older people brought in to the hospital’s emergency department, frequently by ambulance, are now referred quickly for assessment by a specialist, consultant-led multidisciplinary team. In many cases, these individuals may not need to be admitted and with the right care put […]

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Multiple pregnancy team rated exceptional by national charity

Monday, December 4th, 2017

The Lister’s multiple pregnancy team has been rated as ‘exceptional’ by the Twins and Multiple Births Association (TAMBA), a leading national twins and triplets charity. This follows an audit of the service earlier this year. Clinical director for obstetrics, Jasmine Leonce, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and shows how well the service has improved […]

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Using telemedicine to support diabetes patients with kidney disease better

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Patients with diabetes are at risk of developing kidney disease, which often has few symptoms and if not caught in time can leave people with little option other than renal dialysis to stay alive.  Now a new service from the Trust’s diabetes and endocrinology team, which uses telemedicine to allow hospital consultants to engage directly […]

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Friends of Lister Hospital donate children’s chairs to New QEII

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Children waiting for their ophthalmology appointment at the New QEII now have somewhere to draw and play, thanks to donations from the Friends of Lister Hospital. The Friends, who recently supported the refurbishment of the Lister’s A&E well-being room, donated a red table and chair set along with colouring books and pencils to the Welwyn […]

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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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Trust pharmacy team promotes better antibiotic use

Friday, November 17th, 2017

The Trust is supporting a national campaign to help cut unnecessary antibiotic use and slow down growing resistance to the vital, often life-saving, drugs.   The pharmacy team is encouraging staff and members of the public to sign-up to a Public Health England initiative by becoming antibiotic guardians during World Antibiotic Awareness Week this week. […]

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Leading research at the Lister helps keep renal patients dialysing well – a patient’s story

Friday, November 17th, 2017

David Robinson, a 67 year old retired butcher who has lived and worked in Bedford all of his life, saw things change for him significantly in the summer of 2015. That is when he was referred by his local diabetes team to the renal service at the Lister hospital in Stevenage. They discovered that his […]

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Free Baby Boxes help give babies best start in life

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Families at the Lister’s maternity unit will receive a free Baby Box, used as a safe space for newborns to sleep during the first few months of their lives. The Baby Boxes, provided by The Baby Box Co., are being used by the Trust to support a national initiative looking to reduce the number of […]

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Leading research at the Lister helps keep renal patients dialysing well

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Preparing patients for life-saving haemodialysis involves the creation of what is called a fistula – a surgical connection between an artery and vein – usually in the forearm or upper part of the arm that then allows dialysis to take place. Fistulas can become blocked if the vein used narrows over time, but the Lister-based […]

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