Latest News from around the Trust — articles for June 2019

Mr ENT Robin Lee retires after 31 years

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Friends and colleagues say a fond farewell to Consultant Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon, Mr Robin Lee, who retired on June 28 after serving KGH for 31 years.

Robin joined us in 1988 as an ENT Consultant Surgeon after the retirement of previous consultant Mr John Page.

During his 31 years at KGH Robin has been Clinical Director of the Head and Neck department for 18 of them.

Thousands of local people have benefitted from Robin’s experience as a skilled ENT surgeon.

In the early days of his appointment Robin - and the hospital’s only other KGH ENT consultant, Mr Mo Latif - carried out all major ENT surgery themselves including head and neck, nasal and ear surgery.

Since 2000 there has been an increase in specialisations within this field of surgery and now surgeons tend to specialise in one area.

Robin’s daughter, Sarah Meadows, is continuing his legacy and is now a Consultant Orthodontist at KGH working in the new Maxillo Facial Unit – a conversion of the former AM Lee Ward (where Robin himself worked at KGH for most of his career).

We all wish him well in his retirement.

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Ralph tops our long service awards with 60 years

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Dedicated hospital gardener Ralph Howe was honoured on Friday, June 28, for an amazing 60 years of service to Kettering General Hospital.

He was presented with a long service award to mark his extraordinary achievement – which also makes him one of the NHS’s longest serving employees.

He was presented with his award in the hospital’s Prince William Education Centre  alongside some of the 43 other hospital staff with more than 30 years of service.


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KGH holds Menopause sessions

Staff attending a Henpicked session on 25 June 2019

Today, colleagues at KGH have been learning about the menopause in special information sessions being run by Henpicked.

This is a topic close to the hearts of most of the people who work at KGH. At KGH 37% of our staff are women aged over 45.

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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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