Surgeons from around the world attend Lister training course

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Surgeons from around the world joined Mr George Mochloulis (pictured furthest left), consultant head and neck surgeon, for his second advanced thyroid monitoring course at the Lister. The surgeons had a day of training, including lectures and a live surgical demonstration. Trust consultant Mr George Mochloulis said: “Thyroid surgery is a common surgical procedure for […]

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Trust proud to support Armed Forces Community

Monday, February 11th, 2019

The Trust’s chief executive, Nick Carver, signed the Armed Forces Covenant at an event held at the Lister last week, which shows the Trust’s continuing support to the Armed Forces Community. Nick co-signed the Covenant with Lt Col Mary Read, commanding officer of 254th Medical Regiment, and Jane McCue, honorary colonel of 254th Medical Regiment […]

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Hospital Charity helps drive research at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Friday, February 8th, 2019

Nurses, midwives and allied healthcare professionals at the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust have been invited to apply for a number of fellowship opportunities that are being funded by the Hospitals’ Charity. Above from left to right: Rachael Corser, director of nursing, Anne Hunt, senior sepsis nurse and Jacqueline Attrill, learning and development lead […]

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Trust selected as first European site for bladder cancer study

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Following a competitive selection process, the Trust has been chosen by KDx Diagnostics as the first European site to lead a study looking into whether KDx’s UroX Biomarker can help improve diagnosis and outcomes for patients with bladder cancer. A biomarker is a measurable indicator of the severity or presence of a disease. Trust urology […]

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Admiral Nurse service celebrates first birthday

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

The Trust’s Admiral Nurse service celebrated its first birthday on Friday (11 January 2019). Since the service was launched last year, it has supported nearly 600 patients and over 200 carers.  Lister’s 9B ward team with Hannah Gardner (centre) Admiral Nurse Hannah Gardner supports families by offering advice and guidance in dementia care. If you […]

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Experienced auditor joins Trust Board

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Hitchin resident Karen McConnell has joined the Trust as a non-executive director. With over 30 years of accountancy experience, Karen has held a variety of senior positions at the Audit Commission, the body formerly responsible for protecting the public purse. In January 2013, she was appointed as Comptroller and Auditor General for Jersey and is […]

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Urology consultant performs 500th robotic surgery

Friday, January 11th, 2019

Trust urology consultant Mr Nikhil Vasdev and his team performed his 500th robotic urology surgery in December. His 500 procedures have included robotic prostatectomies, bladder removals and kidney reconstructive surgeries – most of which were treatments for cancer. The Trust’s medical director, Michael Chilvers, said: “Many congratulations to Nikhil and the team for achieving such […]

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Newly opened Lister MRI scanner funded by Hospital Charity

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

The Lister has a newly opened MRI scanner that will help improve patient experience. Costing £500,000, the scanner was funded by the East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity and will help provide higher quality images for clinical teams. Scans will also be a lot quicker, reducing patient waiting times. Above: Members of the Lister’s radiology […]

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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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Vascular hub and renal unit given go-ahead

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

The go-ahead has been given for the creation of a new vascular network in Hertfordshire and west Essex, as well as for the relocation of the renal dialysis unit based at the Luton and Dunstable hospital. The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, made the announcement as part of a £1 […]

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