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New Lister organ donor murals hope to raise awareness of organ donation

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

New organ donor murals have been launched at the Lister with the aim of inspiring people to sign-up to the organ donor register. The artwork features caricatures of different organs that take into account many religious beliefs and cultures. Each design will also feature QR codes, which people can scan from their mobile phones to […]

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Trust’s staff score highly in national survey

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Results published today in the national NHS staff survey for 2016 show that the Trust’s overall staff engagement score not only improved on the previous year’s results, but was above the national average of NHS hospital groups for the second year running. The engagement score comprises three elements: Staff motivation at work, where the 2016 […]

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Trust staff shortlisted for Student Nursing Times Awards 2017

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Assistant practitioner Darren Smith has been shortlisted in the Student Nurse of the Year: Adult category at this year’s Student Nursing Times Awards 2017. Darren has been recognised for his outstanding contributions, going the extra mile for both staff and patients. He has mentored other care assistants, fund raised and helped organise patients’ holiday dialysis […]

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Lister catering services gain Soil Association Food for Life Bronze certification

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

The Trust’s catering team at the Lister hospital in Stevenage has been judged as have reached the required standards to gain a bronze Food for Life Catering Mark scheme from the Soil Association.  As such, the Lister is now one of just 55 hospitals across the country to be certified in this way. A plaque […]

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Trust staff shortlisted for top national nursing awards

Monday, February 20th, 2017

The Trust’s carers lead, Jodie Deards, and the Trust’s enhanced care team have been shortlisted for this year’s RCNi Nurse Awards. The awards celebrate the best of the UK’s nursing workforce and the categories span a range of different areas, including disability nursing, child health and cancer nursing. Both Jodie and the enhanced care team […]

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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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