Press Releases

New volunteer role helps patients requiring extra support at cancer centre

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

A new ‘buddy’ volunteer support role has launched at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, to assist patients who require extra support with attending their appointments or cancer treatments.

New renal peer support role is a first in the East of England

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Renal patient Dom Willison has joined the Trust in a new role to provide one-to-one support for people going through dialysis treatment at the Trust’s renal units. It’s the first time that a renal patient has been recruited into this role in the East of England.

Trust in to top 50 NHS organisations in the country for research studies

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

According to the annual National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Activity League Table, published today, the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust is now in the top 50 research active hospitals in the country.

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

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

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.

Trust awarded £108,000 in additional research funding

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The Trust’s research team has been successful, following three successful bids, in gaining additional funding of £108,000 from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The funding pays for staff to work on research projects until 31 March 2019 in three different areas – cancer, renal medicine and multi-specialty research.


Trust working hard to raise awareness against killer condition – sepsis

Friday, July 14th, 2017

A team of specialist nurses at the Trust is taking the fight in combatting a deadly killer – sepsis. Caused by bacteria that get in to the blood stream, sepsis is a life-threatening condition that accounts for 44,000 deaths annually – or one person every five minutes. In cases of sepsis, the body overreacts to bacteria present in someone’s blood, which can lead to organ failure if not treated quickly.

Some 300 people attend the Trust’s annual general meeting in Hatfield

Friday, July 7th, 2017

The University of Hertfordshire’s Weston Auditorium in Hatfield was the location for the Trust’s annual general meeting to review the 2016/17 year’s performance. Some 300 people came along to the meeting held on the evening of Thursday, 6 July.


Ambulance handover times at the Lister now best in the region

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

The majority of ambulances arriving at the Lister’s emergency now have their patients handover and ambulances ready to return to duty within 30 minutes of arriving.  A new system, which was trialled in March 2017 and has been running since shows that the national turnaround standard is being achieved for over 80% of ambulances – which is the best performance in the East of England.  Previously the Lister service saw between 10 to 15% of ambulances meet the standard.

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.

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