About Us

Kettering General Hospital provides acute healthcare services for the people of North Northamptonshire and South Leicestershire.
Our services are delivered from our main hospital site in Kettering, and satellite outpatient facilities at Prospect House in Kettering, Nene Park in Irthlingborough, Corby Health Complex and Isebrook Hospital in Wellingborough.
We employ around 5,000 staff and are one of the largest employers in Northamptonshire.

Basic facts and figures

We are a busy Hospital site and see:
  • 255 patients per day in A&E;
  • Over 360,000 outpatients each year;
  • About 37,000 inpatients;
  • About 44,000 day case patients;
  • Approx 3,200 births
  • 542 beds

How we are governed

Kettering General Hospital became a Foundation Trust in 2008 and is led by a Board of Directors comprising a Non-Executive Chairman, Chief Executive, 8 Executive Directors, and 8 Non-Executive Directors.
The Board is accountable to the Council of Governors that is made up of elected and nominated representatives of the population we serve. The Board meets in public every two months.
For further information about Board members, dates of future Trust Board meetings and minutes of previous public meetings can be found on the Board of Directors and Board Meeting page
As a Foundation Trust we are required to submit an Annual Report and Statement of Accounts, and Quality Account to parliament each year.
The Board have agreed our short to medium term Strategic Objectives for the Trust in conjunction with our staff, governors and patient representatives that support the delivery of our Our Vision and Values.
The powers and duties of the Board of Directors and Council of Governors are set out in the Trust’s  Constitution and it's annexes Model Election Rules,  Procedure for the removal of a Governor [pdf] 152KB  and Significant Transactions Policy and Procedure.    

How our Services are organised

Our services are grouped into three Divisions; Family Health.Medicine and Surgery.
Each Division is led by a Chief of Service, Divisional Director and Divisional Head of Nursing, this is to ensure that clinical leadership is central to the organisation. 
The chart below shows which services are included within each division and key clinical and managerial personnel. We have also included our Corporate Services as a fourth division for completeness.

How we fit into the NHS structure

We are an acute trust. We provide acute care in a hospital setting, including inpatient and outpatient treatment, accident and emergency (A&E) facilities and specialist services.
The Trust is commissioned to provide a wide range of services to the local population. Our local commissioners are Integrated Care Northamptonshire who commission services for the whole of the County.
We are also commissioned to deliver some specialist acute services by NHS England Specialised Commissioning.
The details of the services we are commissioned to provide can be found in at the bottom of this page.

Partnership working

We contract with other NHS and non-NHS organisations to purchase services to support our patients - for example community services to support acute outpatient clinics. 
We are also commissioned to deliver specific services to local or national organisations.
Details of the services we purchase from other organisations and those we directly provide to others can be found below.

Integrated Care Northamptonshire Commissioned Services

We provide a wide range of services to the local population. The following is a list of services commissioned by Integrated Care Northamptonshire:
  • Accident & Emergency
  • Cancer
  • Cardiology
  • Diabetic Eye Screening
  • Direct Access Echo
  • Fetal anomaly scan
  • Infection disease in pregnancy
  • Maternity
  • Newborn & Infant Physical Examination Screening
  • Newborn blood spot screening
  • Newborn hearing screening
  • Non-Obstetric Ultrasound
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatric Diabetes
  • Rheumatology
  • Screening for Downs, Edwards & Patau Syndrome
  • Sicklecell and Thalassaemia Screening
  • TIA

Specialised Commissioning

We are commissioned to provide the following specialised services by NHS England
NHS England Specialised Commissioning
  • Cardiology ICD and CRT
  • Cardiology Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Cardiology Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PPCI)
  • Neonatal Critical Care
NHS England Specialised Dental
  • Oral Surgery & orthodontics

Services provided to other local or national organisations

Services KGH is commissioned to deliver to local or national organisations

De Montfort University

A Teaching Pharmacist provides academic leadership and teaching in the area of clinical pharmacy

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Alliance’s

Provision of consultant support to outpatient clinics at Market Harborough

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

We provide a range of clinical services and medical staffing

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

We provide a range of diagnostic services as well as accommodation for NHFT services based onsite at KGH

Ramsay Healthcare

Provision of a range of clinical and diagnostic services to the Woodlands Hospital in Kettering

University Hospitals of Leicestershire Trust

We provide a range of clinical services 


University of Northampton

Provision of an Occupational Health & Library Service for Nursing Students on placement at KGH


Services Purchased from other NHS and non-NHS organisations

Services KGH commissions from other local or national providers
4Ways Healthcare Limited 

Providing some reporting of radiological images taken

Age UK

Provision of practical and emotional support to older people in emergency care, main ward blocks and Discharge Lounge

Community Dermatology


Community clinics supported by GPwSI (GP with specialist interest) in Dermatology and held within local GP practices 

Healthcare at Home

(CARE at Home Service)

Providing individualised care to patients in their own home who are clinically stable to have care delivered in a less acute setting

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

NGH provide a range of clinical services and clinical information & advice services

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

NHFT provide a range of clinical services to our wards and  outpatient clinics

Ramsay Healthcare

Woodlands Hospital provide a range of clinical services to KGH which can be ‘spot’ purchased as and when required

Skylark Partnership

Access to education for children admitted onto our Skylark ward

Thomas Fund

A weekly music therapy session for children on our Skylark ward 

University Hospitals of Leicestershire Trust

UHL provide a range of clinical services and medical