We call this our ‘unified acute model’ work. Acute care is the care provided at Kettering or Northampton General Hospitals, and includes the treatment we would receive for a severe injury, sudden illness or urgent medical need. That could mean getting a broken bone fixed, it could mean delivering a baby or it could mean treatment after a heart attack or stroke.
Because our two general hospitals delivering acute care in Northamptonshire provide a similar range of services, we will focus on making the most of how they work together to provide the best care for people, wherever they live in our county.
Kettering General and Northampton General will remain as two hospitals, but we will work more closely in partnership to deliver high-quality, coordinated care for the whole of Northamptonshire.