Strike action on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February

Strike action on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February
With the impact of the upcoming strike action on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th February at Kettering General Hospital, we have stepped down some planned services and those patients affected will be contacted directly by our hospital. If you have not been contacted, please attend your appointment as planned. Our hospital remains open. As always, if you need urgent medical care or advice, please visit 111.nhs.uk to ensure you are using the right service for your symptoms. Corby Urgent Care Centre are open and provide treatment for minor injuries and minor illness for the local community. Thank you for your ongoing support ❤️
 
 

Planning your visit

Important information: Visiting arrangements on our adult inpatient wards - updated 27.01.2023

From Friday 27 January visiting arrangements on our adult inpatient wards are been revised. 
 
Following a review of our infection prevention and control guidance, we are now allowing two visitors to visit their loved ones at the bedside for up to two hours per day.
 
In order to maintain patient and public / visitor safety; visiting will be subject to the ward not having any active cases of infections that could be passed on. This local guidance could change at any time at short notice.
 
This change is as a result of us continually monitoring infection rates in the hospital and locally.
 
Patients attending outpatient appointments can bring one adult to accompany them, however we would ask patients who are able to attend alone, to please do so.
 
Visitors and staff must continue with mask wearing and infection control guidance.
 
The hospitals’ infection prevention and control guidance to the public includes:
  • Anyone showing any symptoms of COVID-19 or feeling otherwise unwell must not visit.
  • Do not visit if a member of your household has tested positive for COVID-19 or flu
  • Visitors, parents, guardians, siblings will be asked to wear a surgical facemask to visit our wards – including the Emergency Department
  • Symptom /wellness checks will be completed on arrival in our wards
  • Please continue to wash your hands regularly before, during, and after, attending hospital and follow staff instructions relevant to the area being attended.
 
Other actions local people can take to support their hospitals at this difficult time include:
  • Please continue to wash your hands regularly before, during, and after, attending hospital and follow staff instructions relevant to the area being attended.
  • Only going to A&E where this is absolutely necessary and using alternatives such as GP telephone appointments, pharmacies, Corby Urgent Care Centre or NHS 111.
  • Don’t unnecessarily accompany someone to hospital unless your presence is vital for their safety. We have limited socially distanced waiting facilities and cannot allow these to become unnecessarily crowded
  • Please attend your appointments on time – but not too much before time. If you arrive too early, you will be making waiting areas more crowded than they need to be.

Stay at Home if you have Coronavirus Symptoms

Stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
  • or a high temperature and / or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

How long to stay at home

  • if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
  • if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms

If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.

If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.

For more information about when to call 111 and advice about staying at home and frequently asked questions.

Our services are delivered from our main hospital site in Kettering and satellite outpatient facilities at Prospect House (Dermatology Department including Jubilee Wing) Lower Street Kettering, Nene Park in Irthlingborough, Corby Community Hospital and Isebrook Hospital in Wellingborough.
 
All of our sites have been reviewed for accessibility. Please see our pages on Accessibility
 
Please refer to your appointment letter, in which you will be given details of the site and building that you need to attend.  Please try to attend your appointment alone – although one patient or carer is permitted for children or patients needing support.
 
Below you can find out more about the site you are visiting, including; how to get there, parking provisions and voluntary transport schemes.

Accessibility Checker

We have been working with AccessAble to produce Accessibility Guides for people visiting the hospital. AccessAble have been providing access information for 18 years now and are the UK’s most trusted source of access information.
 
AccessAble have visited and assessed all departments, wards, services (including car parking), amenities and toilet facilities to collect factual information, measurements and to take photographs which when combined together create an Accessibility Guide. The information provided is totally pan disability covering much more than just steps, ramps and toilets. AccessAble look at everything from signage, lighting levels, seating, hearing assistance systems and much more.
 
The KGH Accessibility Guides will be constantly reviewed and updated to ensure that they are accurate and up to date. To view the Accessibility guides you can either visit the KGH guide on the AccessAble website, alternatively visit the App store on iOS or Google Play on android and download the AccessAble app.