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 ❤️

Maternity Services

Assurances to our pregnant women during the pandemic

If you develop COVID during your pregnancy please notify your midwife as additional care planning may be required.
Please be assured that we will continue to support partners attending scans and births during this time.
To do this, Maternity and Gynaecology services have created space within their ward areas to accommodate both Covid negative women (those with no symptoms or from asymptomatic households/contact) and Covid positive or women suspected of having Covid (those with symptoms, from symptomatic households or who have had confirmation by swab).
Women will be signposted to the appropriate area on the ward upon admission or during their stay in the Rockingham Wing. 
We will continue to screen all persons entering the ward area for symptoms of Covid, including temperature checking.
It is vitally important that our maternity and gynaecology services are notified if a woman or her birth partner have any Covid related symptoms prior to admission. We respectfully ask that this is done in all cases to protect other patients and staff. Regrettably for reasons of safety any partners from symptomatic households will not be able to attend and should self-isolate as directed by Government instructions.
If you are COVID positive during your stay you will be asked to wear a face mask other than when in active labour. Staff looking after you will also be wearing masks and other protective clothing.

Important information: Mask Wearing and Visiting Update 06.10.2022

Face coverings: our mask wearing guidance has changed as of Thursday 6 October 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. Mask Wearing Zones 13062022

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. 

Changes to the way we are working during Coronavirus

As a consequence of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we have needed to implement some changes to the way we are working, and how we provide your care to you, in order to keep you, other families and our staff as safe as possible. Please be assured that the safety of you and your baby is of paramount importance to us, and therefore all changes have been made after reviewing the best and most recent guidance from Public Health England and the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists.
It is really important that you continue to read Government advice, as the picture is very fluid and changing frequently as new information is learnt about Covid-19. The guidance we offer you is therefore open to change on a frequent basis. The most current information can be found online from the Royal College of Obstetricians.
All members of the maternity services team within the community and the hospital are keeping their knowledge regarding guidance for pregnancy care during the pandemic very current, so if you have any questions about your care, please discuss them with your midwife or obstetrician.
It remains really important that if you have any concerns during your pregnancy (such as stomach pains, bleeding, reduced/changed movements) you don’t hesitate in contacting our Delivery Suite. You should also contact the Delivery Suite if you feel your labour has started. The midwives will be able to guide you as to when to come into hospital.
We understand that you may be worried about the impact of coronavirus on your pregnancy and your access to healthcare and have therefore provided information videos relating to aspects of your pregnancy and birth to enhance the information verbally provided to you by the midwifery team. 
We would like to reassure you that we will continue to provide you with the best care and support during these unprecedented times.

Important changes to our Maternity Services

For pregnant people - your birth partner can accompany you to all your appointments including your scans and throughout your labour. Your birth partner and one other are able to able to visit the ward between 12noon - 7.30pm, babies siblings also welcome. 
  • Pregnant people and their support partner are encouraged to have a lateral flow test up to 3 days (72hrs) before appointments and before planned addmission. For further information on how to obtain lateral flow test.
  • If the support partner has a positive test or is displaying symptoms of COVID-19 they are asked to remain at home and self-isolate in line with government guidance
  • For scans and appointments - in the event the waiting areas being full, support partners may be asked to wait outside for a short while
If you have any concerns, please speak to your midwife. 
Please note: plans are subject to change depending on local levels of COVID-19 infections and national guidance.

Useful Information

Maternity Unit Tour (YouTube Video)
Don't wait to see how you feel tomorrow (YouTube Video) - If you feel something isn't right please contact your midwife, don't wait to see how you feel tomorrow.