New tilting chairs help patients recover quicker thanks to East and North Herts Hospitals’ Charity

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

The Trust has purchased three new tilting chairs to help patients on the Lister’s orthopaedic wards recover more quickly, thanks to the Trust charity. The tilting chairs are used by staff on wards 5A and 5B to help get patients out of bed and be more active earlier in their recovery – which often leads […]

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A&E well-being room refurbished thanks to Friends of Lister donation

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Lister A&E’s well-being room has been refurbished, thanks to a donation from the Friends of Lister. The room provides a safe and welcoming area for vulnerable patients to be looked after whilst they wait to be been seen by specialist teams, such as those who help patients suffering with issues relating to their mental health. […]

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Lister PAT dogs provide special service for patients

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

More patients than ever are benefitting from the Lister’s PAT (Pets As Therapy) dog team, which provides people with a friendly companion to visit them during their stay at hospital.  The Lister currently has ten PAT dogs, who have spent more than 230 hours visiting nearly 4,500 inpatients across 14 wards at the Lister this […]

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1,000th robotic prostate cancer surgery procedure performed at the Lister

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

The team behind the Lister’s Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Urological Cancer Centre, which opened in December 2008, has carried out its 1,000th prostatectomy procedure using robotic surgery.  This places the centre as one the largest services in the country.   The surgery carried out by the team also includes full and partial removal of kidney, bladder removal […]

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

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

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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New accessibility guide for visitors launches at the Lister

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

A new accessibility guide for people visiting the Lister has been launched. It provides detailed information on the hospital’s departments, wards and services – which will help improve independence and choice for visitors with and without disabilities. The Trust has worked closely with DisabledGo to provide the online resource. Last year, the Lister was assessed […]

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74 local students take part in Lister’s second annual work experience week

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Lister’s second annual work experience week has taken place, with 74 local school children taking part from across Hertfordshire. The event, supported by Health Education East of England, involved members of Trust staff from a wide range of services, including stroke, maternity and cancer care. A number of fully supervised interactive activities and experiences were […]

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Lister catering services gain Soil Association Food for Life Bronze certification

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

The Trust’s catering team at the Lister hospital in Stevenage has been judged as have reached the required standards to gain a bronze Food for Life Catering Mark scheme from the Soil Association.  As such, the Lister is now one of just 55 hospitals across the country to be certified in this way. A plaque […]

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Trust staff shortlisted for top national nursing awards

Monday, February 20th, 2017

The Trust’s carers lead, Jodie Deards, and the Trust’s enhanced care team have been shortlisted for this year’s RCNi Nurse Awards. The awards celebrate the best of the UK’s nursing workforce and the categories span a range of different areas, including disability nursing, child health and cancer nursing. Both Jodie and the enhanced care team […]

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Lister’s stroke service achieves top grading in national audit

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

The Lister’s acute stroke service, which is based on the hospital’s Pirton and Barley wards, has achieved the top rating possible in the latest quarterly audit report produced by the Royal College of Physicians covering the period from April to July 2016. This achievement has come at the same time as the team has had […]

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