Ophthalmology gain Purple Star

Monday, December 17th, 2018

The Lister’s ophthalmology team is celebrating after being presented with the Purple Star Award. Above: The Purple Star Award was presented to Mr Michael Toma (consultant ophthalmologist and clinical director), Gavin Howcroft (expert by experience) and Louise Jenkins (strategic liaison nurse from the health liaison team) The Purple Star, awarded by the health liaison team […]

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Lights, camera, action! Movie afternoons help improve patient experience

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Movie afternoons have been introduced for inpatients at the Lister to help improve their experience and keep them active. Taking place in the chapel, patients and their visitors have been treated to movies such as Matilda and Pride and Prejudice. Christmas movies have also begun this month in the lead up to the festive season. […]

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Five daredevils aim to raise money for the Lister’s urology department

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Five skydivers will be jumping from a plane to raise money for the Lister’s urology department. The skydivers are members of the Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy Heroes (RALPH) support group. RALPH members taking part in the skydive, pictured left to right: Jason Keener, James Hemmings, Ian Cannonier and Antonio Ciaravella. Not pictured: Peter Joyce. The […]

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Big Build appeal launched to raise money for new neonatal family room

Monday, July 30th, 2018

The Lister’s hospital charity and the Neonatal Unit Families Group have launched an appeal aiming to raise money for a new neonatal family room at the hospital. The new room will provide a much larger space for families and includes a play area, kitchen and male shower facilities. Above: Glyn Doggett from the Neonatal Unit Families […]

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ED refurbishment aims to improve patient experience

Monday, June 18th, 2018

£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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More Trust renal patients receiving transplants than ever before

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Nearly 80 renal patients were put forward for a transplant last year and received new kidneys at one of the Trusts three transplant providers, an 18% increase on the previous year.   Above: The Trust’s transplant team with Dr Sarah Fluck (second left) Speaking about the team’s performance, the Trust’s clinical lead for renal transplantation, […]

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Lister hospital is still very busy – please help us by keeping A&E free for genuine emergencies

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

The Lister hospital in Stevenage remains very busy, with the number of very sick patients needing to be admitted remaining high. Emergency department doctors are continuing to ask people not to go to A&E unless it’s a life or limb-threatening emergency, or if they have been advised to go there by a healthcare professional. People […]

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Free Baby Boxes help give babies best start in life

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Families at the Lister’s maternity unit will receive a free Baby Box, used as a safe space for newborns to sleep during the first few months of their lives. The Baby Boxes, provided by The Baby Box Co., are being used by the Trust to support a national initiative looking to reduce the number of […]

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Lister’s stroke service retains top grading in national audit

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

The Lister’s acute stroke service, which is based on the hospital’s Pirton and Barley wards, has retained the highest rating possible (A grade) in the latest quarterly audit report produced by the Royal College of Physicians, covering April to July of this year. Above: Staff from the Lister’s stroke service The team’s speech and language […]

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Trust marks Baby Loss Awareness Week with newly refurbished bereavement room

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

The Trust has marked Baby Loss Awareness Week with a newly refurbished maternity bereavement room, thanks to donations from Darcie’s Wish and Albie’s Football Challenge (via Sands). At a special event held at the Lister’s Diamond Jubilee Maternity Unit, staff and donors were joined by the Mayor of Stevenage, Councillor Pam Stuart. Although the loss […]

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