Members News

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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ED refurbishment aims to improve patient experience

£500,000 has been spent reshaping the Lister’s emergency department (ED) main waiting area, with the aim of improving the experience for patients. The Trust has used the money to make better use of the space available to improve patient flow. The redevelopment includes a new reception area, triage and GP rooms, and new medical equipment. […]

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New app launched to support young carers

A new app has been launched to help support young carers in Hertfordshire. The app, called Young Carers in Hertfordshire, provides information on a range of different subjects – including hospitals and mental health awareness. Above: A screenshot of the app homepage Speaking about the apps launch during Carers Week 2018, the Trust’s carers lead, […]

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New appointment text reminder service launched

1 in 10 people miss their appointment, simply because they forgot – which is why the Trust has launched a new text reminder service for the majority of outpatient appointments at the Lister, New QEII and Hertford County hospitals. More services will be included over the next few months.  Each patient will receive two free […]

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Diabetes team helped Hitchin fire officer Daniel Fair stay on top of his diabetes

Daniel Fair, a 31 year-old firefighter from Hitchin, looks a picture of health, but in November 2009 he was diagnosed as having type 1 diabetes. As Daniel says: “I was due to go on a three-week trip to Australia and was beginning to feel unwell. Then when I was out there I started to feel […]

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Helping young people with diabetes from slipping through the net

Living with type-1 diabetes as a young adult can be challenging, with some finding it difficult to stay in touch with the clinical teams looking after them. A new service has been introduced by the Trust to help those with type-1 diabetes who have disengaged from the regular care of a specialist team of doctors […]

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