Strike action on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February

Strike action on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February
With the impact of the upcoming strike action on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th February at Kettering General Hospital, we have stepped down some planned services and those patients affected will be contacted directly by our hospital. If you have not been contacted, please attend your appointment as planned. Our hospital remains open. As always, if you need urgent medical care or advice, please visit 111.nhs.uk to ensure you are using the right service for your symptoms. Corby Urgent Care Centre are open and provide treatment for minor injuries and minor illness for the local community. Thank you for your ongoing support ❤️
 
 

History of International Nurses

The first 13 international nurses started at KGH in September 2002. Of the recruits nine were Filipinos, two from India, one from Pakistan and one from Indonesia.
 
Prior to working at KGH the recruits had been working in the Middle East - Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, or the United Arab Emirates.
 
When they first joined they had more than 130 years of qualified nursing experience - an average of 10 years each -  and many had spent lengthy periods in accident and emergency, intensive care, theatres, anaesthetics, cancer care, surgery and orthopaedics.
 
Most of the nurses are still working at KGH today.
 
International nurses
The first International nurses joined KGH in 2002
 
We are the very first international nurses recruited by KGH and most of us have progressed in our nursing career. I think recruitment and retention was a success in our first cohort. We stayed, we multiply and we adapt to British culture as a whole.
 
Arnold Aguilar, Matron