Getting to Kettering General Hospital Main Site
Important information: Visiting arrangements on our adult inpatient wards - updated 01.07.2023
- 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
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.
Please allow time for parking.
Remember smoking is not allowed anywhere, on any KGH sites.
Patient Buggy Service
- 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.
Sustainable ways to travel to Kettering General Hospital
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.