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Trust’s urology team attend BAFTA event

Monday, February 12th, 2018

The Trust’s urology team recently attended a tribute event for one of their former patients. Above: Members of the Trust’s urology team, including Dr Anand Sharma (furthest left), Helen Stoker (clinical nurse specialist, second left), Beverly Aldwinckle (urology clinic nurse in charge, second right) and James Hemmings (clinical nurse specialist, furthest right).  Ray Merrin was […]

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Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers at all time low

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers – also known as bed sores – on the Trust’s inpatient wards are now at an all-time low. In 2010, pressure ulcers were reported at the rate of one nearly every day. Just seven years later, one occurs every two weeks (in 2017 there were just 31 cases reported across the whole […]

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Lister team at heart of major international urology research trial

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

The Lister urology team is leading a multi-centre international research trial involving hospitals from the UK, Belgium and the United States.   The trial, called the Robotic Guided Cytokine Study, is being lead by Mr Nikhil Vasdev, consultant urological surgeon and senior lecturer in collaboration with the University of Hertfordshire. To date 20 patients have been recruited successfully at the Lister […]

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Welcome to our new student nurses

Friday, January 19th, 2018

A new cohort of student nurses from the University of Hertfordshire joined the Trust this week. They are now starting their clinical (adult and children’s services) experience and will have placements in a variety of clinical areas over the next three years on their journey to becoming registered nurses. Welcoming the new cohort, the Trust’s […]

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Research team recruits most number of patients to national trial

Friday, January 19th, 2018

The Trust’s research team has recruited the most number of patients in England to a national study looking at whether a new ultrasound method will help reduce the number of patients needing a diagnostic operation, compared to the current approach. The study is being led at the Trust by consultant head and neck surgeon Mr […]

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New Admiral Nurse provides additional dementia support to families

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

The Trust’s new Admiral Nurse, Hannah Gardner, is helping to provide additional support for patients with dementia and their families. The role, launched with support and funding from Dementia UK, has been created to help families and provide them with additional care and support, allowing them to live more positively with dementia – both in […]

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Lister hospital is still very busy – please help us by keeping A&E free for genuine emergencies

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

The Lister hospital in Stevenage remains very busy, with the number of very sick patients needing to be admitted remaining high. Emergency department doctors are continuing to ask people not to go to A&E unless it’s a life or limb-threatening emergency, or if they have been advised to go there by a healthcare professional. People […]

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Diabetic eye screening team amongst best performers in England

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

The Trust’s diabetic eye screening team has been rated as one of the best performing services in England after taking part in Public Health England’s annual national audit. The audit looked at their performance between April 2016 and March 2017. Above: Patient attending their eye screening appointment The service, which sees patients locally at a […]

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Lister hospital under extreme pressure – please keep A&E free for genuine emergencies

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

The Lister hospital in Stevenage is under extreme pressure, due to the number of very sick patients needing to be admitted. Emergency department doctors are asking people not to go to A&E unless it’s a life or limb-threatening emergency, or if they have been advised to go there by a healthcare professional. People who have […]

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Winter pressures update – outpatient appointments and planned surgery

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Updated: 3 January 2018 As is the case across the NHS, the Trust’s hospitals are very busy at the moment due to winter pressures. The situation is being reviewed daily and whilst outpatient appointments should continue as normal, some planned surgery may need to be postponed.  The key messages for patients are: Outpatient appointments are […]

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