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Patient experience projects shortlisted for national awards

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Patient feedback schemes that have resulted in new reading lamps on an oncology ward, an increase in patients using sleep packs to help get a good night's sleep, and overnight stays for partners of women in labour have been shortlisted for three prestigious national awards.
Date:
15/01/2018

60 bed assessment unit update: 2nd planned traffic diversion

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Continuing progress is being made on NGH's new 60 bedded assessment unit. Key modules were put in place during December by crane, this phase is now complete. A further road-closure will be required on 22nd January; this will involve some essential diversion of traffic around the site until 12th February to enable cladding and roof coverings to be fitted along with essential work to the bridge that will link the assessment unit to the hospital. In order to complete these tasks, a 3 metre clear working access area will be required for construction workers.
Date:
09/01/2018

NGH response to extreme winter pressures

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As a result of sustained extreme pressures on our emergency department and our bed capacity, we have decided to implement a number of measures to help us to continue our focus on the safe care of our most seriously unwell patients, including community care placements and cancelled operations
Date:
08/01/2018

Operational pressures at Northampton General Hospital

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We are operating at our highest level of operational pressures escalation - known as OPEL 4 - for the fourth consecutive day.
Date:
03/01/2018

Local hospitals under extreme pressure

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Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals are currently under considerable emergency pressure and are urging local people to use NHS services appropriately. A large number of patients requiring emergency care has built up pressure on wards and A&E departments over the Christmas and New Year period - which means both hospitals are concentrating their efforts on emergency care.
Date:
02/01/2018

NGH Chairman appointment extended

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NHS Improvement has confirmed that Paul Farenden's current term of office as Chair of Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust has been extended to 31 October 2018.
Date:
27/12/2017

Northampton hospital and university develop unique study programme

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A unique post-graduate course offering unprecedented access to clinical quality improvement processes and facilities has been launched jointly by Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust and the University of Northampton. The course, an MSc in Quality Improvement & Patient Safety, is the first of its kind in the United Kingdom to be taught within a hospital rather than a university and will incorporate hospital-based study including NGH's acclaimed simulation centre where everyday scenarios can be recreated for training purposes.
Date:
04/12/2017

NGH Oncology receive generous donation from Rushden and District Photographic Society

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Patients receiving treatment within our Oncology Department are set to benefit from a generous donation of £795 from the Rushden and District Photographic Society.
Date:
30/11/2017

Paddington children's ward gets an NGH makeover

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Half of Paddington children's ward at Northampton General Hospital has been given a makeover to produce a safer, more modern and efficient environment for patients, parents, carers and staff.
Date:
17/11/2017

Outstanding features highlighted as NGH rated good by inspectors

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An inclusive and supportive staff culture, confidence in leadership at all levels and a clear focus on patient safety have resulted in an improved inspection rating for Northampton General Hospital.
Date:
08/11/2017
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