Lister Surgicentre to be intergrated fully with hospital following Trust takeover

The Surgicentre at Lister hospital

The Surgicentre at Lister hospital - Credit: Josh Massey

THE East and North Herts NHS Trust has today (Saturday) announced that it will provide services at Lister Surgicentre.

Following an announcement a few weeks ago, East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has confirmed that services which have been provided by Clinicenta Ltd, will transfer to East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust from today.

From this point onwards the unit will be known as the Treatment Centre and become integrated fully with the Lister Hospital.

This follows an agreement reached by the Department of Health, East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS England and Clinicenta.

There is no break in the services provided and patients who are currently receiving or expecting treatment at the Surgicentre should continue to attend their appointments in the usual way and they will now be treated by East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. The Lister Surgicentre buildings and equipment have been retained by the local NHS for continued use by patients.

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A press release issued today said: “This transfer of services does not affect patients’ right to choose where they receive their NHS funded care, at the point when the GP is making a referral.”

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