KGH and NGH commit to group management model

Kettering General Hospital and Northampton General Hospital are moving towards a group management model to strengthen health services in Northamptonshire. This will include the appointment of a group Chief Executive Officer. The move signals a firm commitment to greater collaboration, at pace, between the two hospitals and a commitment of the senior management teams to [...]

One-stop urology clinics the key to better care and shorter waits

Faster diagnosis and quicker access to the right treatment are at the heart of a new-look service being developed for people in Northamptonshire with urological conditions. More and more people in our county are experiencing urological problems – conditions affecting the kidneys, bladder, their connecting tubes and the male reproductive system. Over the last [...]

Successful trial initiative helps frail patients avoid long hospital stays

Vulnerable older people attending Northamptonshire’s A&Es are being helped to get the care and support they need more quickly – and avoid potentially lengthy stays in hospital beds – under a successful collaborative trial programme. NHCP’s new Frailty Assessment Team brings together specialist professionals from a range of services across the local [...]

A strong start for newly unified stroke service

The high-quality hospital care people receive in Northamptonshire after suffering a stroke is showing evidence of getting even better after a new way working was introduced earlier this year. Stroke services at NGH have since received the highest possible grading in a national review, including the trust’s best-ever score for ensuring stroke patients are [...]

New chairman appointment at Northampton General Hospital to strengthen partnership working

NHS Improvement has appointed Alan Burns as the new chairman of Northampton General Hospital. Alan is currently the chairman of Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and has many years’ experience as a chairman and chief executive. He has also been involved in national work on public sector reform and research and development, and was [...]

Acute services unifying for excellence in stroke care

The inpatient element of the county-wide hyper-acute and acute stroke service was centralised at NGH from September 2018 to ensure consistency and continuity of care for all patients. Previously, those living in the north of the county transferred to KGH after a hyper-acute episode. As the county-wide provider NGH will continue to develop its specialist [...]

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