Dermatology Department - Prospect House
Prospect House, Lower Street, Kettering, NN16 8DN
Parking and a bike shelter is available at the rear of Prospect House. There is a 2 hour limit on parking and tickets will be issued to anyone who parks longer than 2 hours without a valid permit. CCTV is in operation.
Please allow time for parking.
Smoking is not allowed, on any of KGH sites.
Travelling by rail
Kettering Railway Station is on the East Midlands Railway Line (St. Pancras - Sheffield). The station is approximately 1 mile from the Hospital (follow road signs to General Hospital) and is approximately 20 minutes walk. Taxis are available from the station forecourt. For general information or ticket bookings telephone East Midlands Trains 08457 125678. Lines open daily 6am-10pm. If you have hearing difficulties please use TextDirect: 18001 followed by 08457 125 678 or visit www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk.
For further information on the public transport available in Northamptonshire visit the Northamptonshire Councils
Please check with Stagecoach for exact bus times. https://www.stagecoachbus.com/
Voluntary Transport Schemes
Providers of voluntary transport schemes can be contacted directly by patients to provide door to door transport services (subject to registration with the service). A list of providers is shown below.
Corby Car Pool
Monday to Friday 9.00am - 12noon (Journeys are available out of hours)
Telephone: 01536 269482
Shire Community Services - Covering Kettering and Wellingborough
Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm
Telephone: 01933 272735 & 01933 276933
Telephone: 01933 315555
Northampton Volunteer Car Scheme
Monday – Friday 9.00am - 12 noon, an answerphone operates out of hours
Telephone: 01604 637522
Volunteer Action Oundle
Monday to Friday 9.30am - 12.30pm
Telephone: 01832 275433
Voluntary Action South Leicestershire - Covering South Leicestershire including Market Harborough
Monday to Friday 9.00am - 2.30pm
Telephone: 01858 433232
Daventry Area Community Transport
Telephone: 01327 701665 & 01327 701666
Please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) (01536) 493305 for other voluntary schemes which may be available in your area.
Reclaiming the cost of your journey
You may be eligible for reimbursement of your travel expenses under the Hospital Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS) if you are in receipt of at least one of the following:
Employment Support Allowance (Income related not contributory related)
Working Family Tax Credit or Child Tax Credits
Exemption certificate (HC2/HC3 form) the patient must be named on form
Job Seekers Allowance (Income based)
Disabled persons tax credit
Pension Credit guaranteed
Universal Credit (Earnings guidelines £435* or less, £935* per couple visit www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/help-with-health-costs/healthcare-travel-costs-scheme-htcs/)
Public Transport Costs
Bus fares and train fares are fully reimbursed when a valid receipt is produced.
Voluntary Transport Schemes
Travel costs incurred through certain voluntary transport schemes are refundable when a valid receipt is produced.
Please contact the Cashiers Office 01536 492036 should you require further clarification.
For reimbursement payment to be made, you will need:-
Proof of receiving a benefit (as listed above and dated within the last 12 months).
Appointment letter/internal form or appointment card, which must be stamped by the department stating the date visited together with an authorised signature.
Travel ticket/receipt and/or car parking ticket.
Taxi fares are not reimbursed.