Posts Tagged ‘Lister hospital’

Trust statement: discharge summaries

Monday, September 10th, 2018

“The Trust’s foremost priority is to provide our patients with high quality care that keeps them safe from harm.  Following the introduction of a new electronic patient record system – Lorenzo – at the Trust in September 2017, a detailed review carried out recently by the Trust has not been able to identify sufficient evidence […]

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Talk to your family about organ donation

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

During Organ Donation Week 2018, the Trust’s staff are encouraging people to talk to their families about organ donation and help increase the number of lives saved or transformed by a transplant.  

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Talk to your family about organ donation

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

During Organ Donation Week 2018, the Trust’s staff are encouraging people to talk to their families about organ donation and help increase the number of lives saved or transformed by a transplant. Nationally, three people die every day in need of an organ, and there are approximately 110 people in Hertfordshire on the transplant waiting […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Diabetes team helped Hitchin fire officer Daniel Fair stay on top of his diabetes

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Daniel Fair, a 31 year-old firefighter from Hitchin, looks a picture of health, but in November 2009 he was diagnosed as having type 1 diabetes. As Daniel says: “I was due to go on a three-week trip to Australia and was beginning to feel unwell. Then when I was out there I started to feel […]

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Helping young people with diabetes from slipping through the net

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Living with type-1 diabetes as a young adult can be challenging, with some finding it difficult to stay in touch with the clinical teams looking after them. 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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