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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.

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.

CQC report highlights improvements, plus areas where more work needed

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today published its report on the inspection of the Trust’s hospitals, which took place back in March 2018. 

Spotting families with genetic diabetes can transform their care

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Most people have heard of type-1 and type-2 diabetes, but there are other, rarer, forms of the condition caused by a change in a single gene, known as monogenic diabetes, which affects about 3.5% of those diagnosed with the condition. 

Identifying patients with monogenic diabetes, and confirming this by genetic testing, can lead to changes in their treatment that can help transform their lives – even when the genetic diagnosis is made years after the original diabetes diagnosis.

 

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.

New app launched to support young carers

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

A new app has been launched to help support young carers in Hertfordshire. The app, called Young Carers in Hertfordshire, provides information on a range of different subjects – including hospitals and mental health awareness.

Helping young people with diabetes from slipping through the net

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

A new service has been introduced by the Trust to help those with type-1 diabetes who have disengaged from the regular care of a specialist team of doctors and nurses. This successful initiative, which has received national attention and is being funded by the East and North Hertfordshire CCG, seeks to ensure that these young people look after their condition better and help avoid serious complications in their health that could arise otherwise – including emergency admissions and later eyesight and kidney problems.

 

New clinic treats rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups quickly, avoiding hospital admissions

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are now accessing a new service – called a flare clinic – to get the care they need more quickly than has been the case previously. If not treated early, patients experiencing a sudden flare-up of their symptoms can end up in A&E and even be admitted – which earlier intervention can help to prevent.

 

Local health and social care heroes chosen to represent Midlands and East in NHS birthday awards – Butterfly volunteers

Friday, May 18th, 2018

The Trust’s Butterfly volunteers team, which is funded by the Hospital Charity, has been chosen from hundreds of applicants to represent the Midlands and East region in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday.

As regional champion in the Care and Compassion category, they will now vie with other regional winners from across England for a national award to be presented at a special ceremony in the Palace of Westminster in July.

 

Local health and social care heroes chosen to represent Midlands and East in NHS birthday awards – renal telemedicine

Friday, May 18th, 2018

The Trust’s renal telemedicine team has been chosen from hundreds of applicants to represent the Midlands and East region in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday.

As regional champion in the Future Health category, they will now vie with other regional winners from across England for a national award to be presented at a special ceremony in the Palace of Westminster in July.

 

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