Getting to Kettering General Hospital Main Site
Important information: Mask Wearing Update 1.7.2022
Due to an increase in the BA 4.5 strain of COVID we have re-introduced guidance requiring visitors, patients and colleagues to wear masks when in all clinical areas of the hospital.
From today, Friday 1 July 2022, all, visitors, patients and our colleagues will be asked to wear a mask when inside clinical areas at all times. This includes both inpatient and outpatient areas and anywhere you may receive clinical care.
Masks will not be required in non-clinical areas which are located outside of clinical areas for example in corridors, restaurants or offices.
If you test positive for COVID or have any symptoms of COVID, please do not attend the hospital unless you need urgent medical care. Anyone visiting the site should remember to wash or gel their hands frequently, especially when entering or exiting a clinical area.
We will review this guidance and update at the end of July. Visiting restrictions will not change in light of this new guidance, however some restrictions are still in place in certain departments.
Thank you for your continued support and please note updates will be made as and when needed in line with the latest guidance.
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
The following buses stop directly outside the Hospital:
- Bus 2 Corby – Kettering Venue Parkway
- 10 West Hunsbury – Northampton – Parklands – Moulton – Overstone – Sywell - Mawsley Kettering (Stagecoach)
- X10 West Hunsbury – Northampton – Moulton – Broughton - Kettering (Stagecoach)
- 17 Desborough – Iselodge, Kettering (Stagecoach)
- 18 Kettering – Market Harborough (Stagecoach)
- 19 Iselodge, Kettering - Corby (Stagecoach)
- 34 Wellingborough - Kettering (Centrebus)
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.