Industrial Action

Image used on the website Industrial Action by Junior Doctors between 24 and 28 February 2024
Junior Doctors will strike from 7am on Saturday 24 February until 11.59pm on Wednesday 28 February. Action is likely to cause long waits in Emergency Departments.
If it’s not a life-threatening emergency, get the help you need via:
• 111.nhs.uk can support you at home or direct you to the best service for you
• Your pharmacy can help with over the counter medicines, emergency contraception and minor illnesses
• Mental health support, please contact 0800 448 0828
• Corby Urgent Care Centre can help treat lacerations, cuts, sprains, trains, minor burns and wounds
• For medical attention please contact your GP practice as normal.

Important information: Visiting arrangements on our adult inpatient wards - updated 01.07.2023

From Saturday 1 July 2023 visitors can see their loved ones from 14:00 to 20:00 daily on all adult inpatient wards, with two visitors per patient at a time.
 
These visiting hours may vary depending on individual ward circumstances. Separate arrangements are in place for maternity, Critical Care, paediatrics or where the patient is end-of-life. These areas will have local visiting hours and procedures in place.
 
Visitors are asked, not to visit if:
  • They have had or have any cold or flu like symptoms
  • They have or have had any COVID symptoms – cough, temperature, loss/change of taste/smell
  • They have had any symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting in the last 48 hours
  • They have had contact with a COVID case during last 5 days
  • There is an outbreak of infection on the ward they are visiting, visiting arrangements will be reviewed and compassionate visiting facilitated as a minimum
 
Thank you for your continued support.

Improving our Patients Experience

Patient experience and involvement are fundamental components to the provision of high quality care and a continuously evolving culture of patient centred care within the NHS.  Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing high quality care to the individuals, communities and the population that we serve. This aim is clear within our Trust Strategy and is described further within our Quality Strategy in which we have pledged to ‘Put Patients First’ ensuring the patients voice is at the centre of all we do.
 
The promotion of a positive patient experience is the responsibility of everyone at Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust from our housekeeping & estates staff, clinical teams to our Executive Board. This commitment is supported by the Patient Experience Team together with volunteers and our Governors.
 
Not only do we work with our patients, their carers and family members but we also work with independent bodies such as Healthwatch and Young Healthwatch Northamptonshire to monitor and make improvements to our services.

How to get involved with our Patient and Family Partner Programme

 
If you or a loved one have received care at KGH, or you simply want to help us improve the experience of our patients, please consider joining our Patient and Family Partner programme. As someone who has experience of our services or has supported someone to use our services, you have valuable insight that could shape the hospital.
 
Opportunities for involvement include:
Patient Information Committee - design and review information intended for patients to ensure it is informative, readable and understandable.
Patient Stories - collate and share patient stories for the purpose of learning and training of staff.
Patient and Carer Focus Groups - attend and support events and focus groups designed to collect feedback or co-design solutions on a particular topic.
Collecting Feedback - supporting our patients, families and carers to give their feedback in the best way for them.
Quality Improvement - be part of a project team looking at how to make quality improvement within certain areas. Use your own experience to help inform the direction of the project.
Committee/Group Member - share your patient or family perspectives in a variety of committees and groups that review and plan services throughout the hospital.
 
Patient and Family Partners are registered KGH volunteers who are actively involved in ensuring the patients voice us heard at all times within the organisation.
 

For more information on the programme

Please contact the KGH Patient Experience Team by emailing KGH-tr.patientexperience@nhs.net  or by telephone 01536 492173 who will talk you through the details of the programme and will arrange for the KGH Volunteering Team to make contact with you to discuss the next steps required.