Press Releases

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.

New app launched to support young carers

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

A new app has been launched to help support young carers in Hertfordshire. The app, called Young Carers in Hertfordshire, provides information on a range of different subjects – including hospitals and mental health awareness.

Helping young people with diabetes from slipping through the net

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

A new service has been introduced by the Trust to help those with type-1 diabetes who have disengaged from the regular care of a specialist team of doctors and nurses. This successful initiative, which has received national attention and is being funded by the East and North Hertfordshire CCG, seeks to ensure that these young people look after their condition better and help avoid serious complications in their health that could arise otherwise – including emergency admissions and later eyesight and kidney problems.

 

New clinic treats rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups quickly, avoiding hospital admissions

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are now accessing a new service – called a flare clinic – to get the care they need more quickly than has been the case previously. If not treated early, patients experiencing a sudden flare-up of their symptoms can end up in A&E and even be admitted – which earlier intervention can help to prevent.

 

Local health and social care heroes chosen to represent Midlands and East in NHS birthday awards – Butterfly volunteers

Friday, May 18th, 2018

The Trust’s Butterfly volunteers team, which is funded by the Hospital Charity, has been chosen from hundreds of applicants to represent the Midlands and East region in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday.

As regional champion in the Care and Compassion category, they will now vie with other regional winners from across England for a national award to be presented at a special ceremony in the Palace of Westminster in July.

 

Local health and social care heroes chosen to represent Midlands and East in NHS birthday awards – renal telemedicine

Friday, May 18th, 2018

The Trust’s renal telemedicine team has been chosen from hundreds of applicants to represent the Midlands and East region in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday.

As regional champion in the Future Health category, they will now vie with other regional winners from across England for a national award to be presented at a special ceremony in the Palace of Westminster in July.

 

Award-winning service helps keep rheumatoid arthritis patients well

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Responding to rising demand on the Trust’s rheumatology outpatient services, an award-winning annual review service supports patients with stable inflammatory arthritis. The aim of this nurse-led service has been to ensure that patients are reviewed regularly, with risk assessments for cardiovascular disease and bone health (which can be compromised by rheumatoid arthritis) also undertaken.

 

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.  

Rheumatoid arthritis patients accessing earlier care

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Patients who have their rheumatoid arthritis diagnosed early and the condition managed actively tend to have better clinical outcomes, improved quality of life and less likelihood of requiring orthopaedic surgery.   This is the service that is on offer through the Trust’s rheumatology team, which is in line with best practice nationally.

 

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 12 months).

 

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