Latest News from around the Trust

Gareth is top in UK and top 1 per cent in world

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A cardiac physiologist from Kettering General Hospital has graduated with the highest score in the UK for one exam – and scored in the top 1% in the world in another.

Gareth Mackin, 25, from Little Stanion, has graduated with the highest score in the UK in the Cardiac Scientist Training Program of 2019 and scored in the top 1% in the world for the Allied Professional Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS) exams held by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Exams (IBHRE).

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Baby Roadshow helps parents to be

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Hundreds of parents-to-be got some help to prepare for their big day and subsequently care for their baby at our pregnancy and baby road show on December 4.

The annual event was held at The Hall@ from 6pm-8pm.

It was led by KGH’s Midwifery Advocates and supported by, health visitors, breast feeding midwives, Sure Start and parentcraft midwives.

Stands included Midwifery Advocates, breast feeding, water birth, Bounty, HypnoBirthing, Pregnancy Yoga Relaxation Classes, Baby Swimming, Sling Library, Hearing Screening, Physiotherapy, Health visitors, First Aid for Babies, Photography, Waterbirth, Placental encapsulation, antenatal classes, physio and Doulas.

Thanks to everyone for attending and to all our staff and local companies for putting on the event.

 

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Denise's amazing year of fundraising for her hospital

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A member of staff at Kettering General Hospital has raised an amazing £13,964 for hospital equipment through a year-long fundraising campaign

Translation/Patient Information Officer, Denise Thompson, launched her appeal in January after being touched by the care that loved ones and those close to her have received from the hospital.

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New KGH procedure to reduce lung cancer distress

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Kettering General Hospital has launched a new procedure which can provide quick relief for breathless lung cancer patients without the need for a major operation.

The procedure – normally only done at a handful of specialist national centres – uses electricity to cut a tumour into pieces through a bronchoscope – a kind of tube inserted into the lungs which contains a camera and light

It will mean patients do not have to travel so far for treatment and provide an alternative for individuals who are not suitable for major surgery.

Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Dr George Tsaknis, performed the procedure for the first time at KGH with the assistance of Endoscopy Staff Nurse, Jayne Haycock, on November 18, 2019.

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Xmas presents for those in need from KGH

Staff from a ward at Kettering General Hospital have pulled together a donation of 30 presents to a county group that supports those in need at Christmas.

Staff – and other local individuals – made the donations to Geddington Ward who presented them to the county’s Earth’s Lonely Angels group on November 26.

The presents will go to disadvantaged elderly, disabled and mentally ill local people to help brighten-up their seasonal celebrations.

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Support floods in for Twinkling Stars Appeal

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Support for Kettering General Hospital’s new Twinkling Stars Appeal has come flooding in.

The appeal – launched on November 6 - aims to raise £1m to dramatically improve the bereavement facilities for local families who have suffered the trauma of losing their baby.

The aim is to develop a brand new bereavement room, family room, quiet room and office separated from the Labour Suite – where bereaved families can currently be surrounded by families going through the joy of childbirth.

 

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Bench memorial to Panto Cast who supported patient care

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A bench has been placed in Kettering General Hospital’s grounds in memory of hospital pantomime cast members who have died.

The hospital’s annual staff pantomime has been running for 21 years and has raised more than £42,000 for patient care.

The cast – known as the Trust Timewarpers (after the song) – wanted to do something to recognise the contribution of staff who have taken part in the annual event, especially those who are no longer with us.

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Rainbow Badge LGBTQ support scheme launched

From today (Tuesday, November 12) staff at Kettering General Hospital are going to show their support for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) community by wearing distinctive enamel badges.

The Trust is launching NHS Rainbow Badges for staff who want to demonstrate to members of the LGBTQ community that their feelings and sexual or gender identity will be respected during their time at the hospital.

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Twinkling Stars Appeal launched to support bereaved families

Plans to dramatically improve the facilities at Kettering General Hospital for families who have suffered the trauma of losing their baby have been unveiled.

 

Today (Wednesday, November 6), the Trust is launching a £1 million public fundraising campaign - called the Twinkling Stars Appeal - to set up a brand new bereavement suite adjacent to the maternity unit.

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