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Leave Them Certain organ donation campaign

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Kettering General Hospital’s Organ and Tissue Donation Committee is backing a new NHS campaign to urge local families to be sure of their loved ones wishes around donation.

The ‘Leave them Certain’ campaign’, launched this week (February 10), is needed because research has shown that less than half of adults in England have had that conversation.

KGH committee member Nicola Lee has described how having had that conversation with her own 17-year-old daughter Miriam it made it easier when Miriam died of a totally unexpected cardiac arrest in 2016.

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Tresham College students help KGH during Covid

Tresham College students work at KGH during pandemic

A Ward Host scheme is enabling 67 students from Tresham College to support busy Kettering General Hospital staff during the Covid pandemic.

The students, aged 16-35, help staff with patients at mealtimes, make drinks,  chat with patients and help them with schemes like Virtual Visiting – where patients use KGH computer tablets to contact relatives. *(visiting is currently suspended at the hospital except in exceptional cases such as end of life care)

The Ward Host scheme with Tresham College* (see editor’s notes), was launched on January 22, and helps free-up ward staff to concentrate on clinical care.

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Project Wingman

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Doors to manual and cross check – staff at KGH get to experience the high-life as we’re visited by Project Wingman.

As the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic hit the NHS in March 2020, Project Wingman began. The project is made up of aircrew from all parts of the aviation industry who found themselves unable to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Back to the Floor

Leanne Hackshall and Lorraine Panter (Housekeeper) on DDU
Our Director of Nursing and Quality joined our housekeeping team to learn more about their role in a back-to-the-floor exercise.
 
Our Housekeeping staff do a fantastic job in keeping our hospital clean and safe for our patients, the public and our staff.
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Volunteers’ amazing work during second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic

Volunteers working in KGH vaccination centre Claire Jennings, Judy Mitchell and John Wright.
Kettering General Hospital’s dedicated volunteers are working to support front-line staff during the height of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
The hospital currently has 86 active volunteers working in a variety of ways to support staff with food and drink, medication deliveries, and, very importantly, the Covid vaccination programme.
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Patient COVID Vaccinations

COVID Vaccine at KGH 22.01.2021
KGH have been vaccinating NHS staff and those working in the care sector since early January.
 
New national guidance now means that we are able to offer the Pfizer COVID vaccine to our out-patients who are aged 70 and above.
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KGH moves its paediatric ward, Skylark Ward to an alternative ward

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In response to the growing pandemic, today Kettering General Hospital has moved its children from its paediatric ward (Skylark Ward) to an alternative ward within the hospital to cope with the rising number of Covid-19 patients who require urgent care.

Please note that this is a temporary, internal ward change within KGH, and no other children’s services – including paediatric A&E - are affected. We will transfer ward services back to Skylark as soon as possible
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Temporary transfer of children’s inpatient ward at KGH

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Here is an important message from Eileen Doyle, Hospital Chief Executive, Kettering General Hospital.

 
We have made the difficult decision to move staff and patients on the Skylark ward to either Poplar or Maple ward during week commencing 18th January. Please note that this is a temporary, internal ward change within Kettering Hospital, and no other children’s services – including A&E - are affected. We will transfer ward services back to Skylark as soon as possible.
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Beware of Scammers

Beware of Covid scammers

Criminals are using the COVID-19 vaccine as a way to target vulnerable people by tricking them to hand over cash or financial details.

The NHS will never ask for this, vaccines are free.

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