ED refurbishment aims to improve patient experience

Monday, June 18th, 2018

£500,000 has been spent reshaping the Lister’s emergency department (ED) main waiting area, with the aim of improving the experience for patients. The Trust has used the money to make better use of the space available to improve patient flow. The redevelopment includes a new reception area, triage and GP rooms, and new medical equipment. […]

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More Trust renal patients receiving transplants than ever before

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Nearly 80 renal patients were put forward for a transplant last year and received new kidneys at one of the Trusts three transplant providers, an 18% increase on the previous year.   Above: The Trust’s transplant team with Dr Sarah Fluck (second left) Speaking about the team’s performance, the Trust’s clinical lead for renal transplantation, […]

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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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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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Lister’s stroke service retains top grading in national audit

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

The Lister’s acute stroke service, which is based on the hospital’s Pirton and Barley wards, has retained the highest rating possible (A grade) in the latest quarterly audit report produced by the Royal College of Physicians, covering April to July of this year. Above: Staff from the Lister’s stroke service The team’s speech and language […]

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Trust marks Baby Loss Awareness Week with newly refurbished bereavement room

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

The Trust has marked Baby Loss Awareness Week with a newly refurbished maternity bereavement room, thanks to donations from Darcie’s Wish and Albie’s Football Challenge (via Sands). At a special event held at the Lister’s Diamond Jubilee Maternity Unit, staff and donors were joined by the Mayor of Stevenage, Councillor Pam Stuart. Although the loss […]

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New tilting chairs help patients recover quicker thanks to East and North Herts Hospitals’ Charity

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

The Trust has purchased three new tilting chairs to help patients on the Lister’s orthopaedic wards recover more quickly, thanks to the Trust charity. The tilting chairs are used by staff on wards 5A and 5B to help get patients out of bed and be more active earlier in their recovery – which often leads […]

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A&E well-being room refurbished thanks to Friends of Lister donation

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Lister A&E’s well-being room has been refurbished, thanks to a donation from the Friends of Lister. The room provides a safe and welcoming area for vulnerable patients to be looked after whilst they wait to be been seen by specialist teams, such as those who help patients suffering with issues relating to their mental health. […]

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Lister PAT dogs provide special service for patients

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

More patients than ever are benefitting from the Lister’s PAT (Pets As Therapy) dog team, which provides people with a friendly companion to visit them during their stay at hospital.  The Lister currently has ten PAT dogs, who have spent more than 230 hours visiting nearly 4,500 inpatients across 14 wards at the Lister this […]

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1,000th robotic prostate cancer surgery procedure performed at the Lister

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

The team behind the Lister’s Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Urological Cancer Centre, which opened in December 2008, has carried out its 1,000th prostatectomy procedure using robotic surgery.  This places the centre as one the largest services in the country.   The surgery carried out by the team also includes full and partial removal of kidney, bladder removal […]

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