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Giving you the latest information about student life and updates from Hertfordshire University and surrounding areas

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Herts Alumna Zahida Khatoon talks about nursing

Image: Obeda Khanam [Huriyah Quadri | Print Editor] Nurses play a vital part in our healthcare system. They provide essential services across hospitals, care homes and even schools. University of Hertfordshire’s Zahida Khatoon graduated from her Nursing course in 2015 and is now a nurse at Lister Hospital. Trident Media spoke to Khatoon to find out what nursing life is like behind the scenes and how her time at Herts has contributed towards her career. TM: When did you decide

Local hospitals fail to meet A&E waiting time targets since closure of A&E in Welwyn Garde

Image: Tom Boon [Oliver Price | News Manager] Since the conversion of the Accident & Emergency unit at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital to an Urgent Care Centre, which only treats non-life threatening injuries, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust has been unable to meet the government mandated target of seeing, treating, admitting or discharging 95 per cent of all patients at A&E departments and Urgent Care Centres within four hours. East and North Herts NHS Trust runs four

New QEII hospital

Image: Cathal Charker [Robert Wheatley, Lifestyle Editor | Cathal Charker, News Director] The New QEII hospital had its official opening on 6th November, by the Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP, the Minister of State for Community and Social care, as well as Chief Executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens. Image: Cathal Charker The event was attended by various NHS staff and patients including 27-year-old Phil Nicholls, a member of local group for people with learning disabilities, the