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KGH holding elections to appoint eight new Governors to help shape its future

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Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is holding elections to appoint eight new Governors to help shape its services and plan for the future.
 
The elections are in October and November 2021 and are for new seats on our Council of Governors created to reflect population growth and our new NHS Hospital Group model - launched in July.
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KGH launches new Group Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals Strategy

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Today we are proud to launch our new Group Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals (AHP) Strategy. Launched by Leanne Hackshall, Director of Nursing and Quality at KGH and Sheran Oke, Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Patient Services at NGH; the new strategy explains how this will signal the start of the future for these three professional groups. During the development of our strategy, it became apparent that our Nurses, Midwives and AHP’s had a clear vision to inspire a culture of providing only the best quality of care. From this, the acronym VoICE was born, (Vision of Inspiring Care Excellence).

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New outdoor gym at KGH thanks to Captain Sir Tom

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Kettering General Hospital opened a new outdoor gym for staff on September 8, thanks to funds raised by Captain Sir Tom Moore and NHS Charities Together

So far the Trust has received a total of £269,600 from NHS Charities Together supporting a variety of initiatives throughout the pandemic

In addition to the 12-station outdoor gym – located in the hospital’s Pocket Park - these have included our “We Care” staff welfare programme which includes a free staff café, Open Office and Out of Office service 

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Join our amazing hospital volunteers

Kettering General Hospital aims to double its volunteer workforce and develop a wide range of exciting new posts for people of all ages over the next few months.

To mark the start of the new recruitment campaign some of our existing 140 active volunteers are pictured wearing a bright new red polo neck uniform with KGH Volunteers written on it.

Our ambition - working closely with Northampton General Hospital – is to create one of the largest volunteer forces in the NHS that is representative of our local community.

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KGH first hospital in the UK to adopt a new state-of-the-art imaging and biopsy system for suspected breast cancer patients

L-R Advanced Practitioner, Deborah Mapley, Clinical Director of Breast Screening, Dr Ruxandra Pietrosanu, Superintendent Radiographer, Katalin Woodland, and Breast Screening Programme Manager Deborah Black with the new equipment.
Kettering General Hospital has become the first hospital in the UK to adopt a new state-of-the-art imaging and biopsy system which will improve care and reduce delays for suspected breast cancer patients in Northamptonshire.
 
The Contrast Enhanced Spectral Mammography Biopsy system enables women with breast lesions that would normally need highly specialised MRI biopsies (available only in specialist centres) to have their biopsy right away in a 10-minute procedure at KGH.
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Two amazing midwives and a nurse from KGH have received DAISY Awards for the outstanding, compassionate, and sensitive care they have given to patients

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Two amazing midwives and a nurse from Kettering General Hospital have received DAISY Awards* for the outstanding, compassionate, and sensitive care they have given to patients.
 
Last year KGH started to take part in the DAISY Award – an international recognition programme that honours and celebrates the exceptional care that many nurses and midwives provide every day.
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Stay away from the county’s A&E departments unless you are seriously ill

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That’s the strong message from Northampton and Kettering General Hospitals as the number of people attending A&E – particularly young people with minor complaints – continues to rise.
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Northampton General Hospital’s Chief Operating Officer Jo Fawcus said: “We are continuing to see hundreds of people attending the two A&E departments at Northampton and Kettering each day – a significant number of them with relatively minor problems.
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The University Hospitals of Northamptonshire ask public to continue to follow ‘hands, face space’ in hospitals to keep patients and staff safe

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The University Hospitals of Northamptonshire will be asking local people who visit Kettering and Northampton Hospitals to stick to ‘Hands, Face, Space’ rules in hospital as Covid cases continue to rise.
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Changes to Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals emergency Ear, Nose and Throat service

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From 14th July Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals are changing the way we deliver emergency Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) care for our patients. The service change is the first programme of collaborative work between our two hospitals since they became the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group on July 1, 2021.
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