Posts Tagged ‘Lister hospital’

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. In many cases, these individuals may not need to be admitted and with the right care put […]

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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.  

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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.  

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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. Clinical director for obstetrics, Jasmine Leonce, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and shows how well the service has improved […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Leading research at the Lister helps keep renal patients dialysing well – a patient’s story

Friday, November 17th, 2017

David Robinson, a 67 year old retired butcher who has lived and worked in Bedford all of his life, saw things change for him significantly in the summer of 2015. That is when he was referred by his local diabetes team to the renal service at the Lister hospital in Stevenage. They discovered that his […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Maternity staff raise funds to create new relaxation room for women

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Staff in the midwifery-led unit at the Lister have created a ‘relaxation room’, to provide a quiet and relaxing environment for women in the early stages of labour.  The team raised money through raffles and coffee sales to help transform the room. They added a mural, purchased mood lighting and a CD player. A treatment […]

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