Mobile phones may be used within public areas, but you may be asked by the ward staff, not to use your mobile phone (or other communication device) if you are in close proximity to sensitive medical equipment or their use becomes a distraction to others.
You will be able to listen to BBC radio stations on
the headsets over your bed. This hospital also has its own radio station,
the Kettering Hospital Broadcasting Association, which is a voluntary
organisation and operates Monday to Friday 6.00pm - 10.00pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm and Sundays 1pm-10pm. You
can visit the studio at any time and requests are welcome.
Direct telephone number: 01536 492308 or extension 2308 within the hospital.
There is a salon near the entrance to the main ward block. If you are unable to visit the salon, someone will visit you on the ward. Telephone 01536 492048 or ask a member of staff to make an appointment for you.
This is close by the reception in the main ward block and is open weekdays 9am - 8pm and from 10am - 7pm at weekends. Items available include: sweets, snacks, drinks, newspapers, books, magazines, greeting cards, toiletries.
Chaplaincy, Spiritual and Pastoral Care
Coming into hospital, even for a short stay, can be a difficult time. We have a team of Chaplains/Spiritual Caregivers in the hospital, who are trained professionals bound by the NHS rules of confidentiality. They are available 24 hours a day, visiting wards regularly and are available to listen to your hopes, fears, worries, joys - whatever is important to you - and will support you. We can offer prayers either with you or on your behalf.
The Chapel of Peace, situated to the right of the entrance to the main ward block, is open at all times and available to people of all faith traditions (or indeed no faith at all), who wish to use it for private prayer or just quiet contemplation.
Services are held every Sunday morning in the Chapel of Peace. The Christian Sacraments of Holy Baptism, Holy Communion, Anointing and Reconciliation are available at any time.