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 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 ❤️

Ward Staffing Levels

Every hospital in England is required to provide staffing data to NHS England on a monthly basis.

Safe Staffing Summary-June 2019.pdf [pdf] 28KB

What you can see is the percentage of staff hours available against planned staffing hours for each ward at the hospital. This data is for both the number of nurse and healthcare support worker hours.

We work hard to ensure that the planned staffing level for every ward is met. To monitor staffing we use a system called the Safe Staffing Matrix that provides a hospital wide view of staffing levels and helps us to identify where a ward's staffing levels are less than planned. In such instances a Senior Nurse will visit the area and undertake a risk assessment and where necessary use, for example, staff from other areas of the hospital, our staff bank and agency staff to provide additional cover.

The staffing for each day is displayed outside of all wards along with the name of the nurse in charge to whom questions about staffing can be directed.