Posts Tagged ‘Lister hospital’

Rheumatoid arthritis – Carol Masters’ story

Monday, March 26th, 2018

It’s just a short few years ago that 67-year-old Welwyn resident, Carol Masters, experienced some of the most difficult times of her life. She was experiencing pain in various parts of her body, especially her joints, which more or less kept her trapped in her own home for three months. Then in 2013 she was […]

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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. The […]

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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.  

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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. Over recent years, the […]

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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.  

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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 […]

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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 […]

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New Admiral Nurse provides additional dementia support to families

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

The Trust’s new Admiral Nurse, Hannah Gardner, is helping to provide additional support for patients with dementia and their families. The role, launched with support and funding from Dementia UK, has been created to help families and provide them with additional care and support, allowing them to live more positively with dementia – both in […]

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New Admiral Nurse provides additional dementia support to families

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

The Trust’s new Admiral Nurse, Hannah Gardner, is helping to provide additional support for patients with dementia and their families. The role, launched with support and funding from Dementia UK, has been created to help families and provide them with additional care and support, allowing them to live more positively with dementia – both in […]

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Lister hospital under extreme pressure – please keep A&E free for genuine emergencies

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

The Lister hospital in Stevenage is under extreme pressure, due to the number of very sick patients needing to be admitted. Emergency department doctors are asking people not to go to A&E unless it’s a life or limb-threatening emergency, or if they have been advised to go there by a healthcare professional. People who have […]

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