Latest News from around the Trust

KGH gets go ahead to prepare for rebuild

KGH rebuild

KGH has received the go-ahead to start enabling works to prepare for our planned multi-million pound rebuild.

 The hospital has received written confirmation from the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England that it can begin to access millions of pounds in capital.

This will mean the hospital can start to prepare parts of its site for the major rebuild itself, which, subject to business case approvals and funding, could begin in 2025.

It is great news that we have the go ahead to progress enabling works which will pave the way for our hospital rebuild.

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Our Ellie gets award for her outstanding care

Daisy winner

A nurse from Kettering General Hospital has received a DAISY Award for the compassionate and sensitive care she has delivered.

Stoma Nurse, Eleanor “Ellie” Horley, was nominated for her award by a patient, Kelly Brawn, from Corby, for the way she was supported at a difficult time.

The DAISY Awards are an international recognition programme that honours and celebrates the exceptional care that many nurses and midwives provide every day.

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DAISY Awards for outstanding care

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A nurse and a midwife from Kettering General Hospital have received DAISY Awards for the outstanding, compassionate, and sensitive care they have delivered.

Deputy Sister, Amber Dicks, and Community Midwife, Alice Stillgoe (nee Macfarlane) were nominated for their awards by patients or their families.

The DAISY Awards are an international recognition programme that honours and celebrates the exceptional care that many nurses and midwives provide every day.

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KGH and NGH first joint AGM

Annual Meeting KGH

Kettering and Northampton general hospitals are having their first joint annual meeting since they became a University Hospital NHS Group last year.

The event is being held online on Thursday, November 3, from 10am-12 noon via a Microsoft Meetup on this link Join the Annual Members Meeting and General Meeting

This is a unique opportunity to hear from the senior leadership teams at Northamptonshire’s two acute hospitals which together now serve up to 750,000 local people.

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Our Emma helps support students and children’s nurses

Emma Hall Paediatric A&E Nurse and Peer Support Network Dep Lead

A newly registered children’s nurse at Kettering General Hospital is part of a team that has received a national award for supporting student and newly qualified paediatric nurses.

Emma Hall joined KGH as a paediatric nurse in A&E on 3rd October 2022 but while she was student at The University of Northampton, in 2019, she became a member of the Children and Young Persons Student Nurse Network.

 

She is now Deputy Lead for the network which enables student nurses and newly qualified children’s nurses to contact each other and swap advice, ideas, and be supported in their education via an online twitter account https://twitter.com/cypstnn #@CYPStNN

The network’s work was entered into the 2022 Zenith Global Health Awards. and has won its Rising Stars Award and been highly commended as an Outstanding Team. https://zenithglobalhealth.com/ . The awards celebrate sharing, learning, and collaborating to achieve global excellence in healthcare.

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Boost for research will benefit patients and staff at KGH and NGH

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Patients and staff at Kettering and Northampton general hospitals are set to benefit from a major research funding announcement.

The University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group – which runs KGH and NGH – is now a formal partner in the National Institute for Health and Social Care Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).

On October 14 it was announced that the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre will receive £26m to spend on research over the next five-year funding cycle (2022-2027).

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KGH Managing Breast Pain Event

As part of the series of free Your Health Matters events run by Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KGH) Governors to help demystify common health conditions and provide practical tips, the next event coincides with national Breast Awareness month.
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KGH gets top marks for joint replacement monitoring work

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Kettering General Hospital has achieved a nationally recognised – and difficult to achieve - quality standard for the way it collects information about joint replacement surgery.

It has been awarded – for the second year running - the National Joint Registry (NJR) Quality Data Provider Award certificate for the scrupulous way in which it gathers and submits information to support a national safety system for joint replacements.

The NJR is a national body which collects data from all NHS and private providers in the country who fit hip, knee, ankle, elbow or shoulder joint replacement joints.

 

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Experiencing unprecedented demand for our services this weekend

Our hospital is experiencing unprecedented demand for our services this weekend, now more than ever we need your support to ensure our staff can care for those who need emergency care, such as choking, chest pain, loss of consciousness, serious blood loss, serious injury.

If you have a minor injury or illness or need urgent treatment Corby Urgent Care Centre is here for you.

If you have a medical concern that is not an emergency, please contact NHS 111 who can give you the right advice and direct you to the right service.  

Thank you for your support ❤️