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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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Youngster’s bid to bring Christmas cheer to the Lister

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

This year, Alfie aged nine from Letchworth, is helping to bring Christmas cheer to children at the Lister. He has generously donated £100, a gift from his granny, to the Bluebell ward at the hospital where he was treated for leukaemia. Alfie was two years old when he received his diagnosis and spent the next […]

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Generous donations fund advanced urology equipment at the Lister

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Urology procedures carried out at the Lister will be made much easier thanks to new equipment purchased from donations by The Twin Towns Cycling Group and another donor. The new state-of-the-art equipment, which is worth around £37,000, will enable procedures to take place in clinic, outside the usual main theatre environment; removing the need for […]

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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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Diabetes team turn local landmarks blue for World Diabetes Day

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

To help promote World Diabetes Day yesterday (14 November), which is a World Health Organisation initiative, the Trust’s diabetes team worked with councils and the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation to turn local landmarks blue – including Leys Avenue and Colonnade fountains in Letchworth, and the Welwyn Garden City clock tower on the council offices. […]

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