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 ❤️
NHS Virtual Visiting on Wards
Virtual Visiting is available Monday to Friday between 9.30am - 3.00pm. Please book directly with the ward.
Whilst the Trust and NHS tackle Covid-19 and flu, we have had to take the very difficult and upsetting decision to suspend patient visiting to the wards. To help at this time, we have enabled the use of NHS Virtual Visiting on a number of devices that can be used to see and talk to your loved one whilst in our care.
We have chosen NHS Virtual Visiting as it can be used on any Apple or Android device as well as laptops and PCs. You will need to ensure you have a webcam and microphone that you can use, although most laptops and PCs will have this already built in as do almost all Apple or Android devices. You don’t need to downloaded any apps, you will be sent a text message or email with a link to the Virtual Visit chat.
The current list of wards using NHS Virtual Visiting are: Barnwell B Ward, Barnwell C Ward, Coronary Care Unit (CCU), Clifford Ward, Cranford Ward, Deene Acute Surgical Unit (DASU), Deene B Ward, Deene C Ward, Emergency Department, Geddington Ward, Harrowden A Ward, Harrowden C Ward, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Lamport Ward, Lilford Ward, Maple Ward, Middleton Assessment Unit (MAU), Naseby A Ward, Naseby B Ward, Pretty A Ward, Pretty B Ward, Skylark Ward, Poplar Ward and Twywell Ward.
Steps to joining an NHS Virtual Visit and contact the Patient:
Telephone the Ward to book a visit if you would like to speak to a loved one
Give your mobile number for a UK Virtual Visit or an Email address for an international Virtual Visit
You will receive a confirmation Text or Email
Followed by a Virtual Visit link on the day, by text or Email
Click the link and accept the permissions to join the call