Experiencing unprecedented demand for our services this weekend
Our hospital is experiencing unprecedented demand for our services this weekend, now more than ever we need your support to ensure our staff can care for those who need emergency care, such as choking, chest pain, loss of consciousness, serious blood loss, serious injury.
If you have a minor injury or illness or need urgent treatment Corby Urgent Care Centre is here for you.
If you have a medical concern that is not an emergency, please contact NHS 111 who can give you the right advice and direct you to the right service.
Thank you for your support ❤️
Getting to Kettering General Hospital Main Site
Important information: Mask Wearing and Visiting Update 06.10.2022
From Thursday 6 October we will be making it mandatory for all visitors to adult inpatient wards and clinical areas to wear facemasks and we will be restricting visiting to one visitor for one hour per day.
Unless visitors are medically exempt, we will ask that visitors to clinical areas wear a mask to stop the spread of COVID and keep our patients and colleagues safe.
This decision has been made as we have seen an increase in COVID cases at both hospitals in the last week and we are also seeing an increase in cases locally and regionally.
To support visitors with this requirement face masks will be available on site and our team may ask you to put one on. Please support them as they work to keep everyone safe and be kind to them.
We are also reminding our visitors to please not come to the hospital site if they have any symptoms of COVID, coughs colds, vomiting or diarrhoea. If visitors do come to the hospitals with any symptoms, they will be asked to leave. We would also ask that anyone who has tested positive for COVID does not visit the hospital unless they need urgent medical care. We know that it’s hard to not see loved ones, however video calls are still available at both sites. Please see further details on the hospital’s website.
We would also encourage our patients to wear masks when visiting the hospital for appointments and when staying with us on a ward.
We are working really hard to be able to allow visiting to continue. At the current time other visiting restrictions will not change, and we would ask for the local community to support us once again in doing what they can to protect patients and colleagues.
Telephone number: 01536 492001
The Trust provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient services at the Rothwell Road site in Kettering.
The hospital has three public entrances: two for car access and one for pedestrians only.
Entrance 1 is at the top of the hill on Rothwell Road leading down to entrance 4 just before the railway bridge.
Remember smoking is not allowed anywhere, on any KGH sites.
Travelling by car
Travelling by rail
Travelling by local public transport
Buses stop directly outside the Hospital:
For a specific bus time or journey call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visit www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables/.
Voluntary Transport Schemes
Corby Car Pool
Shire Community Services - Covering Kettering and Wellingborough
Northampton Volunteer Car Scheme
Volunteer Action Oundle
Voluntary Action South Leicestershire - Covering South Leicestershire including Market Harborough
Daventry Area Community Transport
Reclaiming the cost of your journey
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
Voluntary Transport Schemes
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.