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Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

About Our Hospital

Northampton General Hospital - Who we are and what we do

Northampton General Hospital (NGH) provides general acute services for a population of 426,500 in West Northamptonshire and hyper-acute stroke, vascular and renal services to people living throughout the whole of Northamptonshire. 

The hospital is also an accredited cancer centre and provides cancer services to a wider population of 880,000 who live in Northamptonshire and parts of Buckinghamshire. In addition to the main hospital site, which is located close to Northampton town centre, the hospital also provides outpatient and day surgery services at Danetre Hospital in Daventry. 

We provide the full range of outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient and day case elective and emergency care and also a growing range of specialist treatments that distinguishes their services from many district general hospitals It also provides a very small amount of healthcare to private patients.

We are constantly seeking to expand the portfolio of hyper-acute specialties and to provide services in the most clinically effective way. Examples are, developments in both urological cancer surgery and laparoscopic colorectal surgery which are placing the hospital at the forefront of regional provision for these treatments.

We train a wide range of clinical staff, including doctors, nurses, therapists, scientists and other professionals. The training and development department offers a wide range of clinical and non-clinical training courses, accessed in a variety of ways through a range of media including e-learning. NGH has excellent training facilities which were recently upgraded. Services are delivered from the main acute hospital site in Northampton or by staff in the community.

University Hospitals of Northamptonshire

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust (NGH) is part of University Hospitals of Northamptonshire (UHN) with Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KGH). 

Both hospitals provide core services such as A&E and maternity services and are collaborating more closely on other clinical and support services with the aim of providing the best care possible for patients. Working together, we are developing innovative approaches to team working in support services such as digital, estates, corporate governance, and human resources. A common approach to transformation and quality improvement also remains a key priority for UHN.

Since forming in 2021 we have achieved University Hospital status, which has improved academic opportunities for staff and access to research and new treatments for patients and continue to scale and create opportunities for key clinical collaborations, with work already underway in Head & Neck, ENT and the delivery of the Cardiology Centre of Excellence for Northamptonshire.

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