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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 volunteer role helps patients requiring extra support at cancer centre

A new ‘buddy’ volunteer support role has launched at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, to assist patients who require extra support with attending their appointments or cancer treatments. A ‘buddy’ volunteer will act as a host for visitors to the centre and they will provide guidance and support in a number of different ways, including by: […]

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New renal peer support role is a first in the East of England

Renal patient Dom Willison has joined the Trust in a new role to provide one-to-one support for people going through dialysis treatment at the Trust’s renal units. It’s the first time that a renal patient has been recruited into this role in the East of England. The peer support facilitator role, which has been funded […]

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Trust in to top 50 NHS organisations in the country for research studies

  According to the annual National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Activity League Table, published today, the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust is now in the top 50 research active hospitals in the country. Research teams at the Trust carried out 122 studies and increased the number of participants recruited from 1,612 (2015/16) […]

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Lister’s pneumatic tube system saves porters walking 285 miles every week

The Lister’s pneumatic tube system saves a porter around 285 miles of walking every week between the emergency department and the hospital’s laboratories. Roughly 684 cylindrical pods are sent through the Lister’s pneumatic tube system every day. They are used to transport urgent pathology samples, deliver catering request cards and send medications across the site. […]

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Trust awarded £108,000 in additional research funding

The Trust’s research team has been successful, following three successful bids, in gaining additional funding of £108,000 from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The funding pays for staff to work on research projects until 31 March 2019 in three different areas – cancer, renal medicine and multi-specialty research. Phillip Smith, the Trust’s associate […]

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