Press Releases

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 sign-up to the organ donor register.

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.

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.

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 were selected by the RCNi judging panel from over 600 entries nationwide.

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 to expand its service to care for additional patients coming from west Essex and Bedfordshire following changes made at local hospitals in these areas.

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 condition deteriorated as a result.

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 annual Community Fund – and the Butterfly volunteers are calling on local people to register their vote by 18 November deadline.


Lister doctor self-publishes poetry book

Monday, October 17th, 2016

What do doctors do in their spare time? In the case of one Lister doctor, John Ndikum, he writes poetry and has recently self-published his first book Words of a Feather.

John, a junior doctor specialising in internal medicine, began writing the book in 2010. The four-part collection of poems was released on 31 August 2016, through Trafford Publishing.

New renal services at the Lister result in better patient experience

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Following an investment of £133,500, of which £127,000 came from charitable donations, the Trust’s renal team ward 6B at the Lister now has access to two important new facilities:

  • The ward’s own acute renal dialysis unit, which has four haemodialysis stations;
  • A new renal intervention and treatment area, located alongside the ward

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 support on to suitable organisations who can offer further advice and guidance.

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