Press Releases

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.

Trust receives £80,000 to provide multi-disciplinary training for maternity staff

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

The Trust has received £80,000 from Health Education England’s Maternity Safety Training Fund, to be spent on providing multi-disciplinary training for staff who provide care for mothers and newborn babies.

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 arranged, which allowed the students to get a behind-the-scenes insight into the inner workings of their local hospital.

Diabetic eye screening team earns Purple Star for supporting people with learning disabilities

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

The Trust’s diabetic eye screening team has earned a Purple Star for supporting people with learning disabilities.  The Purple Star, awarded by Hertfordshire County Council’s Purple Star strategy team, is earned for the delivery of high quality services that have been adjusted reasonably for adults with learning disabilities. The Trust’s diabetic eye screening team with the training needed to meet the accreditation requirements.


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.

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