Please note: Due to the sad death of Queen Elizabeth II, as well as in a time of deep national mourning, we have postponed this event until further notice.
‘Come and celebrate with us’ – that’s the message from our NHS staff to the public and former colleagues as Lister Hospital in Stevenage marks 50 years next week.
Having opened its doors for the first time on 18 September, 1972, the hospital will be celebrating its 50th birthday in style with a ‘Lister at 50’ open day for all on Saturday 17 September from 11am to 2.30pm.
The family-friendly event invites visitors to venture behind the scenes, with exciting and interesting activities both inside and outdoors.
You can meet the friendly and approachable therapy dogs, take part in medical virtual reality simulation, learn how to perform resuscitation, and clamber aboard a vintage ambulance.
With activities for all ages, the open day offers the opportunity to learn more about Lister and NHS careers, while also enjoying free meat and vegetarian burgers, music and much more.
Adam Sewell-Jones – chief executive of East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, which runs Lister – said: “We are really looking forward to celebrating 50 years of Lister with this special open day, as we invite you to take a step back in time and look to the future with us.
“Whether you are a family looking for a fun day out, a patient or a former member of staff, please do come along and celebrate with us.”
There is no registration required for this free event, although it will be needed on the day for those taking part in guided, behind-the-scene tours.
Further information will be shared once confirmed on the events section of our website: www.enherts-tr.nhs.uk/about/events/lister-open-day