Latest News from around the Trust

Learning Disability Week 2019

Suzanne Barnard (HCA), Chris Abram (LD Project Worker) Leanne Farmer (LD Acute Liaison Nurse)

Learning Disability Week runs between 17-23 June. This is an opportunity for us to think how we can support our patients who have a learning disability (LD).

Leanne Farmer, LD Acute Liaison Nurse and Chris Abram, LD Project Worker are visiting a number of wards across the Trust to promote Mencap’s Treat Me Well campaign. They’re asking staff to sign up to the pledge.

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KGH scores 8/10 in inpatient survey

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Patients who stay overnight on Kettering General Hospital’s wards have scored the Trust eight out of possible ten for the overall experience of care they receive.

That was a finding in the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) 2018 National Inpatient Survey published today (Thursday, June 20).

The survey measures more than 60 aspects of the experience of being a patient staying in hospital for at least one night.

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KGH nurses support Ugandan hospital

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Six nurses from Kettering General Hospital are travelling to Uganda to support a local hospital in an area of extreme poverty.

They are part of a 12-strong team who will be sharing their expertise and skills at the 250-bed not-for-profit Kisiizi Hospital near Rukungiri in south west Uganda from June 22- July 7, 2019.

 

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2019 Trainee and Trainer Awards

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The professional excellence of medical students, junior doctors and consultants at Kettering General Hospital has been celebrated with an annual award.

On June 13, 2019, the hospital held its fourth Trainee & Trainer Professional Excellence Awards at the Kettering Park Hotel in Kettering.

The awards are a way for the hospital to say a ‘big thank you’ for the contributions made by medical staff towards patient care, education and training – and this year an amazing 650 nominations were received.

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New procedure reduces waiting times

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Kettering General Hospital has launched a new procedure to help speed up the diagnosis of lung cancer and serious infections.

On June 4, 2019, the hospital performed its first endobronchial ultrasound guided biopsy using a £160,000 ultrasonic bronchoscopy system.

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KGH opens its new Maxillo-Facial & Orthodontic Unit on Friday June 7

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Kettering General Hospital is officially opening its £1.8m new Maxillo-Facial and Orthodontic Unit on Friday, June 7, 2019.

The new unit has doubled the size of the department and expanded and significantly improved services for patients – and staff - and enabled the Trust to address increased demands on the service.

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