About Us News Newly opened Lister MRI scanner funded by Hospital Charity The Lister has a newly opened MRI scanner that will help improve patient experience. Costing £500,000, the scanner was funded by the East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity and will help provide higher quality images for clinical teams. Scans will also be a lot quicker, reducing patient waiting times. Julie Charlwood, radiology operation lead, said: “We are so grateful to the Hospital Charity for funding the scanner. It will make a huge difference to patient experience, significantly for those who are claustrophobic. The equipment will now allow us to decrease the sound of the scanner and will also play music to keep patients calm.” If you would like to learn more about the East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity and the projects they are currently fundraising for visit our appeals page.