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Corby Urgent Care Unit NN17 2URYou can often use Corby Urgent Care Centre if your healthcare need is urgent but not life-threatening? They’re open between 8am and 8pm, every day.

You can also go to 111.nhs.uk for expert advice and direction to the right service to help you.


Getting to Kettering General Hospital Main Site

Important information: Mask Wearing Update 1.7.2022

Face coverings: Our mask wearing guidance has changed as of Friday 1 July 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.

Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northants, NN16 8UZ

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

Leave A14 at Junction 7
Head towards Kettering Town Centre (right hand lane leaving A14)
Pass crematorium on left.
To Entrance 1 – At Telford Way/Rothwell Road roundabout take right hand turn into hospital, past Ambulance Station to car parks.
To Entrance 4 - Go straight over the roundabout on to Rothwell Road and take the fifth turning on your right just before the railway bridge.

Travelling by rail

Kettering Railway Station is on the Midland Main Line (St. Pancras - Sheffield). The station is approximately 1 mile from the Hospital (follow road signs to General Hospital) and is approximately 20 minutes walk. Taxis are available from the station forecourt. For general information or ticket bookings telephone East Midlands Trains 08457 125678. Lines open daily 6am-10pm. If you have hearing difficulties please use TextDirect: 18001 followed by 08457 125 678 or visit www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk.
For further information on the public transport available in Northamptonshire visit www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/en/councilservices/transport/.
Please check with Stagecoach for exact bus times. https://www.stagecoachbus.com/

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)

For a specific bus time or journey call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visit www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables/.

Voluntary Transport Schemes

Providers of voluntary transport schemes can be contacted directly by patients to provide door to door transport services (subject to registration with the service).  A list of providers is shown below.
Corby Car Pool
Monday to Friday 9.00am - 12noon (Journeys are available out of hours)
Telephone: 01536 269482
Shire Community Services - Covering Kettering and Wellingborough
Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm
Telephone: 01933 272735 & 01933 276933
Rushden (SERVE)
Telephone: 01933 315555
Northampton Volunteer Car Scheme
Monday – Friday 9.00am - 12 noon, an answerphone operates out of hours
Telephone: 01604 637522
Volunteer Action Oundle
Monday to Friday 9.30am - 12.30pm
Telephone: 01832 275433
Voluntary Action South Leicestershire - Covering South Leicestershire including Market Harborough
Monday to Friday 9.00am - 2.30pm
Telephone: 01858 433232
Website: www.vasl.org.uk
Daventry Area Community Transport  
Telephone: 01327 701665 & 01327 701666
Please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) (01536) 493305 for other voluntary schemes which may be available in your area.

Reclaiming the cost of your journey

You may be eligible for reimbursement of your travel expenses under the Hospital Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS) if you are in receipt of at least one of the following:
  • Income Support
  • 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 
Bus fares and train fares are fully reimbursed when a valid receipt is produced.
Voluntary Transport Schemes
Travel costs incurred through certain voluntary transport schemes are refundable when a valid receipt is produced.  
Please contact the Cashiers Office (01536) 492036 should you require further clarification.
For reimbursement payment to be made, you will need:-
  • 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.
Taxi Costs
Taxi fares are not reimbursed.