Lister’s pneumatic tube system saves porters walking 285 miles every week

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

The Lister’s pneumatic tube system saves a porter around 285 miles of walking every week between the emergency department and the hospital’s laboratories. Roughly 684 cylindrical pods are sent through the Lister’s pneumatic tube system every day. They are used to transport urgent pathology samples, deliver catering request cards and send medications across the site. […]

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New accessibility guide for visitors launches at the Lister

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

A new accessibility guide for people visiting the Lister has been launched. It provides detailed information on the hospital’s departments, wards and services – which will help improve independence and choice for visitors with and without disabilities. The Trust has worked closely with DisabledGo to provide the online resource. Last year, the Lister was assessed […]

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74 local students take part in Lister’s second annual work experience week

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Lister’s second annual work experience week has taken place, with 74 local school children taking part from across Hertfordshire. The event, supported by Health Education East of England, involved members of Trust staff from a wide range of services, including stroke, maternity and cancer care. A number of fully supervised interactive activities and experiences were […]

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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’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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Lister’s carers support team looking for volunteers

Friday, September 30th, 2016

The Lister’s carers support team is looking for volunteers to take part in a new project that aims to provide extra support to those caring for family members. Volunteers will visit wards and outpatient clinics, speak to patients and identify those who are carers. The volunteers will be able to refer those who need extra […]

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Exciting new Lister project looking for volunteers

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

The Trust is on the lookout for confident and enthusiastic volunteers to join the enhanced care team’s exciting new project at the Lister. The team has created a one-to-one support service to provide a higher level of care to patients with conditions like dementia and memory problems. The role will involve spending time with patients […]

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