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Lister Hospital, Stevenage

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Alternative name(s):
  • New Lister Hospital (Formerly known as)
Date: 1840-2016
History: A new hospital was planned just after the Second World War to serve the North Hertfordshire communities of Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth and Baldock. The site was reserved as early as 1950. Work took several years to start, as it took time for the land to be purchased, for the planning process to take place in the early 1960s and for actual building to constructed during the late 1960s and ealy 1970s. It received its first inpatient on 18 September 1972 and was officially opened by the Queen Mother on 22 November 1972. It was referred to initially as the New Lister Hospital but lost the prefix New almost immediately, with the old Lister Hospital in Hitchin being re-named Hitchin Hospital. It had all the modern departments to be expected of a general hospital at that time, although it did not open its geriatric and maternity departments until a few years later. From 1974 it came under the North Hertfordshire District Health Authority and the North West Thames Regional Health Authority. In 1991 it became part of the North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, later the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. It provided over 600 beds in the 1990s and 500 in 2009.
  • Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Functions, occupations and activities: Health and social care > Hospitals
References: Hosprec database
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C8008 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/O35498 )
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1961-74: site managers diaries and papers rel to construction
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
NRA 3507 Herts RO misc
1960-1972: records on planning and building
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
1912-1989: plans, statistics, photographs, reports and other records
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
See Annual Return 2013
1840-2004: records incl operations books, register of nursing staff, matrons' confidential reports on staff, minutes, registers of cases, photographs, statistics, visitor books
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
See Annual Return 2014
1966-2016: chaplaincy records
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
See Annual Return 2017
1984-2012: records rel to Stevenage St Nicholas
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

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  Record creator Description of relationship Dates Category of relationship
Lister Hospital was part of the North and East Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Lister Hospital came under the North West Thames Regional Health Authority