Press Releases

New mural welcomes children

Monday, December 11th, 2017

A new woodland-themed mural has been installed at the Lister’s Bluebell ward, helping children to have a more welcoming experience.  

New service aims to keep frail older people out of hospital

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

A new service is now in place at the Lister hospital that means frail older people brought in to the hospital’s emergency department, frequently by ambulance, are now referred quickly for assessment by a specialist, consultant-led multidisciplinary team.


Multiple pregnancy team rated exceptional by national charity

Monday, December 4th, 2017

The Lister’s multiple pregnancy team has been rated as ‘exceptional’ by the Twins and Multiple Births Association (TAMBA), a leading national twins and triplets charity. This follows an audit of the service earlier this year.


Using telemedicine to support diabetes patients with kidney disease better

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Patients with diabetes are at risk of developing kidney disease, which often has few symptoms and if not caught in time can leave people with little option other than renal dialysis to stay alive. Now a new service from the Trust’s diabetes and endocrinology team, which uses telemedicine to allow hospital consultants to engage directly with their GP colleagues, is helping to spot those patients who would benefit most from an early review of their care.


Respiratory team amongst best nationally for treating patients with lung conditions

Monday, November 20th, 2017

The Trust’s respiratory team has been recognised as one of the best nationally for treating patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties.

Trust pharmacy team promotes better antibiotic use

Friday, November 17th, 2017

The Trust is supporting a national campaign to help cut unnecessary antibiotic use and slow down growing resistance to the vital, often life-saving, drugs.  

Free Baby Boxes help give babies best start in life

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Families at the Lister’s maternity unit will receive a free Baby Box, used as a safe space for newborns to sleep during the first few months of their lives. The Baby Boxes, provided by The Baby Box Co., are being used by the Trust to support a national initiative looking to reduce the number of still births and neonatal deaths over the next five years.

Leading research at the Lister helps keep renal patients dialysing well

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Preparing patients for life-saving haemodialysis involves the creation of what is called a fistula – a surgical connection between an artery and vein – usually in the forearm or upper part of the arm that then allows dialysis to take place.  

Fistulas can become blocked if the vein used narrows over time, but the Lister-based team is involved in research aiming to show how the use of a minimally invasive technique using inflatable balloons can be used successfully to widen these narrow sections of vein and thus allowing a patient’s dialysis to carry on as normal. The team is looking at balloons carrying a drug that helps to prevent narrowing and targeting those veins at the greatest risk of this happening.


Former FTSE 250 chief financial officer joins Trust Board

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

NHS Improvement has confirmed the appointment of Jonathan Silver, who lives in Aldenham near Radlett, as a non-executive director designate of the Trust Board. Jonathan – who has over 20 years of board experience as chief financial officer for the FTSE 250-listed Laird plc – will serve on the Trust’s Board for a four-year period, which started on 16 October 2017.


Get up, get dressed and keep active!

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

The Trust is supporting the end pyjama paralysis campaign, which encourages inpatients on wards to get up, get dressed and keep moving to help maintain their muscle strength and improve recovery times.

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