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KGH comes out of special measures after improved CQC report

Becky Twichen partner Karl White and twins Skylar and Ava with Midwife Hannah Luker-Wright

Kettering General Hospital has come out of special measures after a Care Quality Commission (CQC) published today (May 22, 2019) found it had made significant improvements.

The CQC’s report describes how the hospital has progressed to the point where all areas inspected have been rated as either good or requires improvement.

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Nurse and Nursing Associates Awards

International Return to Practice Nurses receive their awards from Director of Nursing and Quality, Leanne Hackshall and Chief Executive, Simon Weldon

Kettering General Hospital held an awards ceremony on May 9 to celebrate the achievements of its nurses and nursing associates.

The Graduation Award Ceremony - held at the Kettering Park Hotel - involved presentations to more than 75 staff including various kinds of nurses in training over the last year and their mentors.

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KGH is celebrating national Operating Department Practitioner Day

Some of KGH’s vitally important Operating Department Practitioners are promoting their role

Kettering General Hospital is celebrating the vital role of some of its lesser known staff on national Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) Day, Tuesday, May 14.

Our Operating Department Practitioners will be holding an information stand in our main reception from 9am-5pm and be on hand to explain more about their essential role in our operating theatres.

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KGH awarded prestigious UNICEF accolade

New mother and father Brenda and Vusa with their new baby KGH midwifes and KGH Infant Feeding Co-ordinator Janice Smith

Kettering General Hospital has received a national re-accreditation for the very high standards it has in supporting mums to breastfeed and formula feed.

The Trust has just passed an external assessment and validation to receive full reaccreditation for the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative Maternity Standards.

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Come & Support Crazy Hats 17th Annual Breast Cancer Walk on May 19th

The poster gives details of the walk on 19 May 2019

Help us support the Crazy Hats Breast Cancer charity at their next fundraising walk at Wicksteed Park on May 19th (10.30a.m. start)

Last year’s walk attracted over 1,700 walkers and their dogs and an amazing £50,000 was raised through sponsorship. All funds raised were used to support hospital projects (at both KGH and NGH), the holiday home and the charity’s own support and therapy services.

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Support group for people with heart conditions appeals for new members

The Heart2Heart support group are inviting cardiac patients to join their group.

A group formed to support people with heart conditions in a friendly and positive way outside of hospital is appealing for new members.

The Heart2Heart support group was launched in September 2014 and is supported by Kettering General Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department.

It provides additional support for heart patients through the sometimes frightening period of adjusting to their problem providing support that enhances recovery and their quality of life.

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