SDEC helps hospital patients get the right care first time

Established in 2018, Northampton General Hospital (NGH) set up its first Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) unit to provide an alternative care pathway to the Emergency Department. Michelle Coe, Matron for Urgent Care at NGH, describes the workings of the unit, and how it has benefited patient care and experience. “The idea is to [...]

By |2022-03-04T10:51:21+00:00February 22nd, 2022|Featured, News, Urgent and emergency care|Comments Off on SDEC helps hospital patients get the right care first time

Spotlight… winter communications

Winter is a time of year when our health and care services come under increased pressure – and demand at our county’s accident and emergency departments is particularly high during the colder months. This year communications teams from across Northamptonshire’s health and care organisations have come together to plan and deliver a co-ordinated campaign [...]

Meet Northamptonshire’s brand new Rapid Response team!

Northamptonshire's new Rapid Response team A new service supporting some of our county’s most vulnerable residents has launched this week – and is expected to help us avoid up to 1,500 hospital admissions each year across Northamptonshire. The Rapid Response team will change the way we respond to elderly people who fall in [...]

By |2021-09-09T09:34:50+01:00November 5th, 2019|Frailty, News, Urgent and emergency care|0 Comments

Ned’s story inspires parents to back flu vaccination campaign

A couple who lost one of their identical twin baby sons to flu are campaigning for people to be vaccinated to prevent such tragedies happening to others. Nikki Shaw, 32, and Dan Rowe, 36, from Market Harborough, had their sons Ned and Gus on December 7, 2018, at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Six [...]

Rapid Response team getting ready for action this winter

A new specialist team is set to launch in Northamptonshire next month providing dedicated urgent care for some of our county’s most vulnerable citizens. The Northamptonshire Rapid Response service will attend urgent calls to help frail older people who have suffered falls, as well as people living in care homes with nonlife- threatening health [...]

Fighting flu – winter vaccination is everybody’s business

Last year nearly 2,400 people had to be admitted to hospital with flu or flu-related complications – the vast majority during the winter period. Yet many of these admissions could have been avoided altogether if the patients had received the flu and pneumonia vaccinations they were entitled to get for free. Both illnesses are potentially [...]

Laying new pathways towards better care this winter

Our urgent and emergency care services come under particular pressure in winter. Colder weather and seasonal illnesses like flu put frail older people and those with longterm illnesses especially at risk of becoming acutely unwell at this time of year. This pressure affects every part of Northamptonshire’s NHS and social care services, and that’s [...]

By |2021-09-09T09:35:03+01:00September 6th, 2019|Care in your area, News, Urgent and emergency care|0 Comments

KGH joins national urgent and emergency care access pilot

Kettering General Hospital is one of 14 trusts across England set to participate in a national pilot scheme to test proposed new access standards for urgent and emergency care. The trial will involve testing four different standards aimed at ensuring patients in need of urgent or emergency treatment receive the right care in the right [...]

By |2021-09-09T09:35:13+01:00May 10th, 2019|News, Urgent and emergency care|0 Comments
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