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Doctors looking to build a healthcare career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology are likely to be heading to Northamptonshire after the Specialty Education Advisory Committee of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, which every year collects data on junior doctor training, named Kettering General Hospital best in England and second best in the UK for…Learn more
A community midwife from Kettering General Hospital was shortlisted for a national NHS hero award for the support she provided for a family. Serena Smith, 38, from Wellingborough, was nominated in the Best Midwife category of The Sun’s Who Cares Wins Award. The award was launched in July to recognise the work done day-to-day by…Learn more
Dr Andrew Chilton is a Gastroenterologist who specialises in Therapeutic Endoscopy and Bowel Cancer Screening. He graduated from Newcastle University and did his Postgraduate in the West Midlands. He relocated to Northamptonshire around 15 years ago and became clinical lead at Kettering General Hospital KGH). He took a service that was rudimentary and developed it…Learn more
A breast cancer patient – who has raised money for the Kettering General Hospital unit where she was treated – is encouraging younger women to check themselves for the disease. Today Monday, November 13, Natasha Goodman, 38, from Desborough, presented a cheque for £2,000 to her surgeon, Dr Salam Musa, and members of the KGH…Learn more
Kettering General Hospital has taken on its first head and neck cancer nurse specialist to support patients with cancers of the mouth, throat and thyroid.Hayley Steptoe has worked at KGH for the last 14 years in a variety of roles including staff nurse and sister. She has taken on the new role, from June 5,…Learn more
The 17-year-old daughter of a grateful breast service patient has raised £4,397 for charity by doing a series of challenges including swimming with sharks and climbing a mountain. And today (Thursday, November 16) Freya Marlow, from Corby, presented two cheques for £2,198 each to Kettering General Hospital’s breast care service and to Lakelands Hospice, in…Learn more
Kettering General Hospital has celebrated its 120th birthday! Over that time the hospital has supported the healthcare needs of millions of local people from the cradle to the grave. A symbolic birthday cake was cut by KGH Chairman, Alan Burns, and Interim Chief Executive, Fiona Wise, to be shared with staff. Staff also received anniversary birthday…Learn more
Staff on Kettering General Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit have launched a £35,000 appeal to buy an additional intensive care incubator. The George the Giraffe Appeal – named after the type of intensive care incubator they want to buy – will help improve care for the 450 premature babies who need to use the SCBU…Learn more
Local diabetes experts from Kettering General Hospital (KGH), Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) and a professional cyclist who is living with diabetes are attending Kettering General Hospital on Tuesday, November 14, to give an inspirational lecture during World Diabetes Day Bob Goedbloed (who has Type 1 diabetes) from Team Novo Nordisk is making the…Learn more
Kettering General Hospital is urging local people to use antibiotics in the right way during a world awareness week designed to combat the rise of dangerous antibiotic resistant organisms. The hospital’s antibiotic pharmacist, and her team, will be promoting the appropriate use messages in the hospital’s Foundation Wing atrium and in key staff areas throughout…Learn more
Avon Cosmetics is continuing its legacy of supporting its local community by awarding £5,000 to the Special Care Baby Unit at Kettering General Hospital. Nominated by Avon Associates at its Corby site through the Associates Choice scheme, this money will make a real difference to the dedicated unit. KGH Special Care Baby Unit is a…Learn more
Work has started on the first stage of Kettering General Hospital’s new dementia garden. In March this year the hospital launched a Forget-Me-Not Appeal to transform a courtyard adjacent to the Lamport and Twywell wards into a dementia-friendly garden where patients can safely be active. By August the Appeal had topped the £20,000 mark and…Learn more