Review of the future of services at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre

Friday, October 4th, 2019

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust warmly welcomed the review from the Clinical Advisory Panel in July, and its recommendations for the future of the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre. Trust CEO, Nick Carver said: “As a long serving provider of specialist cancer services, we know that patients, their carers and families, deserve no less than […]

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Trust wins gold as Armed Forces employer

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust has been recognised as a top employer for people who have served in the armed forces, and those who are reservists. The trust is the only NHS organisation in Hertfordshire to achieve the highest Gold Award status from the Ministry of Defence, under the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. The […]

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Trust wins Top Hospital Award

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust has been named one of the best in the country for quality of care and patient safety. The Trust picked up the Top Hospitals Awards 2019 based on its excellent performance compared with trusts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Award, from healthcare improvement specialists CHKS, is based […]

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Co-operative Childcare Watford South raise over £1,000 for Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre

Friday, July 19th, 2019

Co-operative Childcare Watford South raised £1,014.90 in support of the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre, funded by the East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity. The nursery staff and children rode 965 miles between 8th – 12th July, raising funds to help the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre provide complementary therapies and information and support services to thousands […]

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Purple All Stars help raise sepsis awareness

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Hertfordshire’s Purple All Stars have recorded a song at the Lister to help educate people with learning disabilities about spotting the signs of sepsis.  Sepsis is the body’s abnormal response to infection. If the early signs are not recognised and treated promptly, multiple organ failure may develop and this can be fatal. In the UK, […]

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Trust finalists in The Comet Community Awards

Friday, May 17th, 2019

The Trust had two finalists in this year’s Comet Community Awards, both competing in the Nurse/Care Worker category.  Our specialist midwife, Victoria Barton, has worked in the antenatal and newborn screening/fetal medicine team for the last 15 years and attended the awards with her sister Amy.  The short stay unit team has also been nominated […]

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‘Thank you’ to our nurses on International Nurses Day

Friday, May 10th, 2019

We are proud of our nurses and want to thank them for all they do in the lead up to International Nurses Day on Sunday 12 May – the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. We’ve enjoyed celebrating this week, showcasing your work on the launch of our new Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals Strategy, […]

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Trust successfully delivers research strategy

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

The Trust has successfully delivered its three-year research strategy, helping to improve patient care and experience. Beginning in 2016, the strategy promoted a research-active culture at our hospitals. In 2018/19, over 3,000 people took part in national health research at the Trust – a 91% increase from before the introduction of the strategy. It has […]

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Neonatal nurse appears on BBC show to share battle with anorexia

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Lister neonatal nurse Hannah Robinson appeared on national television earlier this month to talk about her experience fighting anorexia nervosa. Hannah told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme that she first began suffering from the eating disorder when she just 15-years-old. Above: Neonatal nurse Hannah Robinson  Hannah said: “My history with anorexia wasn’t widely known and […]

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Trust consultant elected as president of The Royal College of Radiologists

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Jeanette Dickson, consultant clinical oncologist at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, has been elected as president of The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). She will begin her role in September 2019 and will serve for a three-year period, succeeding Dr Nicola Strickland.  Above: Jeanette Dickson  Speaking about her appointment, Jeanette said: “I feel very privileged […]

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