The Lister Hospital in Stevenage, Hertfordshire is undergoing its first major redevelopment since it was built four decades ago. The 555-bed district general hospital currently serves more than 500,000 residents in East and North Hertfordshire and parts of south Bedfordshire, and employs around 2,400 staff, making the hospital one of the largest employers in the town.
Acting on behalf of the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, which manages the Lister Hospital, we obtained an outline planning approval from Stevenage Borough Council for the redevelopment.
Following extensive public consultation undertaken by the NHS in Hertfordshire, which culminated in the decision to bring together acute services serving the east and north of the county at the Lister. The planning application for the proposals was submitted and following successful negotiations with the Council in the intervening months, permission was granted.
The two-storey extension to the maternity and Women’s and Children’s Unit was formally opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 2012.
- Obtained outline planning approval from Stevenage Borough Council
- First major redevelopment since the hospital was built
- Acute services now in one specialised, focused centre
The transformation effectively concentrates acute services such as Accident & Emergency, Maternity and Diagnostics into one specialised, focused centre within North and East Hertfordshire.