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Trust spearheads new carers handbook

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

A new handbook has been created to provide carers with support and signpost them to organisations for further advice and guidance.  The Trust’s carers lead, Jodie Deards, led on the project with support from local carers, NHS trusts and voluntary carer organisations, and funding from NHS England. Above: New carers handbook launch at the Lister […]

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Trust ranked in top 50 for research

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

The Trust has been ranked again in the top 50 acute trusts for research by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN), this time for both the number of research studies and the number of participants taking part. Last year, the Trust took part in 127 studies, putting us in 44th place […]

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Five daredevils aim to raise money for the Lister’s urology department

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Five skydivers will be jumping from a plane to raise money for the Lister’s urology department. The skydivers are members of the Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy Heroes (RALPH) support group. RALPH members taking part in the skydive, pictured left to right: Jason Keener, James Hemmings, Ian Cannonier and Antonio Ciaravella. Not pictured: Peter Joyce. The […]

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Ear acupuncture service expands to help more cancer patients

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

The ear acupuncture service at Mount Vernon’s Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre (LJMC), which was first started to help relieve side-effects of breast cancer treatment, is now being offered to patients with prostate cancer. Above: Beverly de Valois (centre) with members of the ear acupuncture service  The service began after a research study in 2003 by […]

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Big Build appeal launched to raise money for new neonatal family room

Monday, July 30th, 2018

The Lister’s hospital charity and the Neonatal Unit Families Group have launched an appeal aiming to raise money for a new neonatal family room at the hospital. The new room will provide a much larger space for families and includes a play area, kitchen and male shower facilities. Above: Glyn Doggett from the Neonatal Unit Families […]

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Staff recognised for making a difference in CQC Driving Improvement report

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Two members of staff have been recognised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as individuals who are making a difference at their NHS Trust. The report, called Driving improvement, highlights the work Enda Gallagher (prevention and adult safeguarding nurse) and Hannah Gardner (Admiral Nurse) do to reduce patient falls and improve care for those living […]

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CQC report highlights improvements, plus areas where more work needed

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today published its report on the inspection of the Trust’s hospitals, which took place back in March 2018. The key findings were: Overall, the Trust was rated as requiring improvement – which was the anticipated outcome and is the rating received by around two thirds of acute trusts inspected […]

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Michael Sobell Hospice – inpatient palliative care update

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

When it comes to the provision of services, the Trust often works closely with a number of third party organisations – including charities. For example, at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, services to patients are provided by the Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre and the Michael Sobell Hospice. The Michael Sobell Hospice […]

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Butterfly volunteers win national NHS70 award

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

The Trust’s Butterfly volunteer service, funded by the hospital charity, has been announced as winner of the care and compassion award at today’s (4 July) NHS70 Parliamentary Awards.  Above: The Trust’s Butterfly volunteers  MPs in England were asked to nominate individuals and teams serving their constituents across 10 categories. Regional champions were selected in May, with […]

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Research participation up by 25%

Friday, June 29th, 2018

The total number of people at the Trust taking part in research has increased by 25% when compared to last year. From left: Rishma Bhatti (research and development manager), Phillip Smith (associate director of research and development) and Anita Holme (lead research nurse) In 2017/18, 2,859 patients were entered into studies that are a part […]

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