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 ❤️
 
 

Volunteering

Volunteers play an important role within Kettering General Hospital and they work alongside our substantive members of staff. Our Volunteers come from all walks of life with diverse backgrounds, skill set and experience. There are many roles a Volunteer can take on within the trust for example meeting and greeting patients to supporting staff with administration.
 
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please apply via Northampton General Hospitals Job page by selecting the volunteers sector. This will bring up a list of volunteering opportunties at Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.
 
For further information email kgh-tr.volunteering@nhs.net with your name, address, day time telephone number and your areas of interest.
 
Volunteer Louise Lindsay Book Trolley Volunteer  Volunteer Martin Watts Adminstration  Volunteer Sandra Angus Centeneray Wing making hot drinks  
 
Hello my name is Christine, and I am the Volunteer Manager at KGH. I previously worked in the voluntary sector for 13 years for a disabilities charity, before joining the Trust in Summer 2019. KGH is a fabulous place to work and volunteer – everyone is very much an integral part of the KGH family. I did find there was much to learn about how the NHS and KGH works, but the family vibe made that much easier – colleagues would always help. My goals here are around continuing to develop the volunteering team, and increasing both the diversity and number of volunteering roles. Volunteering is a fabulous opportunity to give back to your local NHS services, and to support members of your local community. I am personally proud on three counts, to be part of the KGH family, to work for the NHS and to support our volunteers. 
Christine Hardy – Volunteer Manager
 
My name is Esele Okondo and I am a volunteer at Kettering General Hospital. The reason I wanted to start volunteering was to make a difference. The NHS and the staff working within it do so much for each and every one of us on a day to day basis and I wanted to support them in any way I could, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. I enjoy supporting healthcare workers with my volunteering role and I complete a variety of tasks during each shift which enables hospital staff to focus their efforts elsewhere. Furthermore, when I am older, I want to be a doctor and I am applying to medical school during the coming months. Volunteering at the hospital places me within a medical setting in which I can learn from the people around me and collate valuable experience as well as skills which I can use long into the future. I am passionate about my volunteering role and have enjoyed every second of my experience with KGH, it has been a real eye-opener for me. I would certainly recommend others to do the same as there is a role ideal for anyone! 
Esele Okondo - Volunteer
 

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Did you know we have over 250 Volunteers