Latest News from around the Trust — articles for July 2019

Our nurse on Florence Nightingale course

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Intensive Care Unit Staff Nurse Mairead McNally has attended the prestigious Florence Nightingale Leadership Programme which aims to develop the next generation of NHS leaders.

She was one of 30 nurses from across the country selected by their organisations to take part in the leadership programme held in London by the Florence Nightingale Foundation.

Mairead, from Corby, has worked at KGH since qualifying as a nurse in 2012 and for the last five years has worked in our Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

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Our new Eden team helps make births extra special

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A new pilot project to provide mums-to-be with complete continuity of care with midwives they know is being launched by Kettering General Hospital.


The Eden Continuity of Care Team consists of six midwives who will be looking after 210 pregnant women from the Lakeside Practice in Corby over the next year.


The new team will be officially launched tomorrow, Friday, July 19, but since June 1 the team has been working with mums who will benefit from the project.


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Our new patient buggy up and running

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Kettering General Hospital officially launched its new electric buggy service on July 16.

The buggy – similar to an electric golf cart – will enable less able patients to be driven by registered hospital volunteers to and from the hospital from set pick up points located around the hospital site at various entrances and car parks.

The launch involved a ribbon cutting ceremony and a patient – Joe Huitson - being symbolically driven to the hospital entrance in the buggy by his daughter, Senior Cardiographer Louise Huitson, who came up with the idea.


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Improved care for mums who need caesareans

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A new way of supporting mothers-to-be who need to have caesarean sections has been developed by Kettering General Hospital.

The Trust has developed a Planned Caesarean Section team which will, ideally, enable a mother to see the same midwife throughout her visits to hospital until she has given birth.

 The team was officially launched today Monday, July 15 at an event at Bay 14 on Rowan Ward at 2.30pm.

Picture caption – L-R Healthcare Assistant Lorraine Preedy, Lead Midwife Mary Grey, Jessica Fowler and baby Fox, and midwives Victoria Hutchinson, Helen Sharp and Wendy Eady. 

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Join us at our Annual Meeting on July 16

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A chance to tour Kettering General Hospital’s new Maxillo-Facial Unit, Simulation Suite and Dementia Garden are all available at the Trust’s Annual Members’ Meeting on Tuesday, July 16.

The tours are just one of a number of activities and opportunities to enable members of the public to find out more about the hospital, its services, and its plans for the future.

The Annual Members’ Meeting is being held in the Prince William Lecture Theatre at the main hospital site from 3.30pm-7pm. You do not need to be a member of Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to attend

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Not Forgotten Box project shortlisted for award

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Kettering General Hospital has been shortlisted for a national nursing award for the way in which it has supported mothers whose children have been taken into care.

The Trust is on the shortlist for the Nursing Times Awards 2019 in the Enhancing Patient Dignity category for the way its Safeguarding Team has introduced ‘Not Forgotten Boxes’ for women in this distressing situation.

The boxes contain hand and foot prints, a photo frame, baby blanket, teddy, and information on support services and advice for mothers and their families.

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