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Members getting involved with the Trust

Monday, June 10th, 2013

By David Brewer, head of engagement We have been busy recruiting new members over recent months and are now approaching the 10,500 mark. We are particularly excited that over two hundred 14-16 year olds have signed up since Christmas. Their ideas and enthusiasm are already making a fantastic contribution. Members have told us they particularly value learning about, and getting involved […]

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A message to our members from the Trust chairman and chief executive

Monday, June 10th, 2013

We wanted to share some news with you. The aim of the Trust is to be amongst the best in everything we do. Patients continue to be our priority. To serve them best we are making record levels of investment and reconfiguring services.    To ensure we can do a really good job and to focus all our efforts on this major project, […]

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Local pupils’ bright ideas win in Dragons’ Den

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Congratulations to the winning Inspire team from John Henry Newman school who, along with two other teams from a Year 10 design and technology class, visited the Lister to present ideas Dragons’ Den style for making hospitals more relevant and interesting to young people. The panel, comprising members of the Trust board and the pupils’ own head teacher, thought the […]

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New mural welcomes children

A new woodland-themed mural has been installed at the Lister’s Bluebell ward, helping children to have a more welcoming experience. Above: Members of the Trust’s health play specialist team with director of strategy Kate Lancaster (standing furthest left), children’s nursing services manager Caroline Dilks (standing second left), director of nursing Liz Lees (standing furthest right), […]

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New service aims to keep frail older people out of hospital

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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Multiple pregnancy team rated exceptional by national charity

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

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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Friends of Lister Hospital donate children’s chairs to New QEII

Children waiting for their ophthalmology appointment at the New QEII now have somewhere to draw and play, thanks to donations from the Friends of Lister Hospital. The Friends, who recently supported the refurbishment of the Lister’s A&E well-being room, donated a red table and chair set along with colouring books and pencils to the Welwyn […]

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