Lister Hospital is undergoing major expansion and redevelopment including a three-storey extension to its maternity unit, a multi-storey car park, urgent care centre, alterations to accident and emergency unit and a new main block comprising theatres, critical care and ward accommodation. Through a £150m investment, Lister Hospital will be the East and North Hertfordshire Trust’s (ENHT’s) specialist hospital for emergency and in-patient care covering east and north Hertfordshire and south Bedfordshire.
The expansion will see the consolidation of all remaining in-patient and emergency services previously offered at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Welwyn Garden City, to Lister Hospital which presents challenges for accommodating traditionally car based staff travel at the redeveloped consolidated site.
To facilitate the expansion, ENHT is in the process of developing a travel plan to support staff, patient and visitor travel to Lister Hospital.
Vectos was appointed by ENHT to analyse the results of a staff travel planning survey undertaken at Lister Hospital. This involved close liaison with the ENHT’s travel planning consultants and travel plan manager.
Our work included analysis of the staff modal split and transport views of almost 900 employees.
Vectos used Geographical Information Software (GIS) to prepare a series of travel catchment maps. Our mapping identified the number of staff living within given distances of Lister Hospital by mode of travel to work. Vectos also prepared mapping to show the proportion of staff that live within accessible reach of public transport nodes. These maps have been used to inform the ongoing travel planning work that the Trust is undertaking on behalf of Lister Hospital.