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.

Information for Patients and Visitors

Welcome to Kettering General Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust.

On these pages you will find useful information that should help you prepare for your visit to the hospital or one of our clinics.

There are also links from this page to other sections of the website that may also be of use to you.

Patient Buggy Service

The KGH Patient Buggy Service relaunching from Thursday 26th January 2023, initially as a reduced service trial. 
The Buggy (similar to an electric golf cart) enables less able patients to be driven to and from the hospital from all car parks and entrances located around the hospital site. The Buggy Service is free to use and is run by a team of trained volunteer buggy drivers. 
The Patient Buggy Service trial will launch with reduced operating days, before building to Monday to Friday morning and afternoons, excluding bank holidays. 
To arrange pick up call: 07976 198127
  • Please state the pick-up point location, destination and number of passengers (max 2) when calling
  • This service cannot transport wheelchairs and can only take passengers able to step on to the buggy unaided
  • Please note that this service is subject to volunteer availability (when unavailable a voicemail message plays)
  • The service cannot carry children under the age of 12

The Patient Buggy Service is funded through the Kettering General Hospital charitable funds and individual voluntary donations. Any donations are gratefully received towards the upkeep of the service. A small donation box is provided on board the vehicle.
To volunteer with the Buggy Service or for further information please call the Volunteer Services team on 01536 49 1589 / 1599 / 1162 (please leave voicemail if no reply).