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The Lister is a 720-bed district general hospital in Stevenage.

It offers general and specialist hospital services for people across much of Hertfordshire and south Bedfordshire and provides a full range of medical and surgical specialties.

General wards are supported by critical care (intensive care and high dependency) and coronary care units, as well as pathology, radiology and other diagnostic services. There are specialist sub-regional services in urology and renal dialysis.

In October 2014, the Lister was transformed into the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust’s specialist hospital for emergency and inpatient care for East and North Hertfordshire and South Bedfordshire.

The East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity fundraise for projects at the Lister which are deemed outside the NHS Funding remit; this can include both capital and research projects. Currently, the main project the Charity is fundraising for is the Forget Me Not Appeal; the appeal is an innovative revamp of the elderly wards at Lister to ensure they are dementia friendly as possible for our 1,600 annual patients. This is on the back of our success in installing a new play room in the Children’s (Bluebell) Ward. In addition to the highlighted projects, the Charity works with clinical staff across all departments to raise funds and help ensure the Lister Hospital can continue to provide first class care to its patients.

Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Urological Cancer Centre based at the Lister Hospital – We are a department of 8 Consultants and 13 trainee urologists.

We have been performing robotic  cancer surgery for almost a decade now and lead the field in robotic prostate removal with safe erection preserving as well as kidney and bladder robotics.

We are accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons as a centre for training new surgeons in robotics and we are one of only 2 UK hospitals recognised by The Vattikuti Insitute in the US as a centre of excellence
We are always trying to improve the learning and teaching experience for our patients and surgeons with innovative technology improvements.

At our recent CQC inspection our dept was single out as “outstanding” for our robotic service.

Magic of Play Appeal – As everyone knows, Hospital can be a lonely and frustrating place for children. The Magic of Play appeal is focused around reducing that isolation and frustration by creating a stimulating atmosphere in our Play room. Although, the construction of the room has already been done, there is still loads of equipment still needed to ensure that Children, especially long term sick kids, can be occupied and entertained during this difficult time.

Forget Me Not Appeal – The Forget Me Not project is an innovative revamp of the elderly wards at the Lister Hospital to make them as dementia friendly as possible. Research has shown that Hospital surroundings can have a negative effect on dementia patients health and well-being; this both during their stay in hospital, and, crucially, after discharge. The Forget Me Not appeal will help to minimise the effects of being in hospital by purchasing a range of equipment (Specialist flooring and lighting, recliner chairs, personal entertainment systems) that will provide positive clinical outcomes for 1,600 annual dementia patients.

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