The vascular surgery team at the East and North Herts NHS Trust has received national recognition for being the second fastest in the country for unblocking carotid arteries – a procedure which must be done quickly to reduce the risk of further strokes in patients.
The global cyber attack earlier this year which crippled the NHS cost the East and North Herts NHS Trust £700,000, with a national investigation concluding that the attack “could have been prevented by the NHS following basic IT security”.
The NHS trust which runs Lister Hospital in Stevenage has gone from being one of the worst performers when it comes to meeting targets for the handover of patients arriving by ambulance to being the best in the east of England.
Stevenage’s Lister Hospital is still experiencing ‘major computer problems’ following Friday’s cyber attack in which a virus was introduced onto IT systems at NHS trusts, businesses and other organisations across the UK and globally.
A Litlington mum-of-two is running this year’s London Marathon to raise funds and awareness of meningitis after she, her baby daughter and her father-in-law all contracted the disease within two-and-a-half years.