Latest News from around the Trust
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.Read Leave Them Certain organ donation campaign…
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.Read Tresham College students help KGH during Covid…
Doors to manual and cross check – staff at KGH get to experience the high-life as we’re visited by Project Wingman.
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.
Here is an important message from Eileen Doyle, Hospital Chief Executive, Kettering General Hospital.
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.Read Beware of Scammers…