Our vision is to provide the best possible care
We have four core values:
What we do
We provides general acute services for a population of 380,000 and hyper-acute stroke, vascular and renal services to almost 700,000 people living throughout Northamptonshire. We are an accredited cancer centre, providing services to 880,000 people who live in Northamptonshire and parts of Buckinghamshire.
In addition to the main hospital site, which is located close to Northampton town centre, we provide outpatient and day surgery services at Danetre Hospital in Daventry.
We provide a full range of outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient and day case elective and emergency care. Our specialist treatments distinguish us from many district general hospitals. We also provide a small amount of healthcare to private patients.
Our aim is to provide services in the most clinically effective way. Our developments in urological cancer surgery and laparoscopic colorectal surgery place us at the forefront of regional provision for these treatments.
We also train a wide range of clinical staff, including doctors, nurses, therapists, scientists and other professionals.
Our 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. We are proud of our recently upgraded training facilities.
Moving towards a group management model for acute hospitals in Northamptonshire
On 10 January 2020 we announced our commitment to working closer with Kettering General Hospital by moving towards a group management model to strengthen health services in Northamptonshire. This shows our firm commitment to greater collaboration between our two hospitals and of our senior management teams to work much more closely together. Both trust boards agree we should start to implement the group management model during 2020. Our first step will be to recruit and appoint a group chief executive officer by the spring
Why we are doing this
- to strengthen health services in Northamptonshire
- Our clinicians agree we need collaboration, not competition, to develop first class services
- We need to respond to the key challenges of population growth, rising demand, future clinical and financial stability at the same time as maintaining high standards of care
This is not about merger or developing one hospital to meet the needs of the whole of Northamptonshire. It is not a cost-cutting exercise or designed to end up with one hospital being ‘better’ than the other
Developing a group model means:
- Retaining the identity of NGH and KGH
- A commitment to two hospitals with key facilities such as A&E, paediatrics and maternity services in Northampton and Kettering
- Sharing expertise and developing new approaches to team working
- A common approach with an emphasis on transformation and quality improvement for our patients
- Improving and increasing the level of services provided across the county by working together
- Ensuring the clinical and financial sustainability of both hospitals
- Providing good career progression opportunities for our staff - making Northamptonshire a more attractive place to workWe will continue to keep our staff, patients and the communities we serve informed as work progresses.
Working in partnership
We are an active member of the Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership (NHCP), formerly known as the Northamptonshire STP, which consists of key health and care providers in the county.
NHCP is not a new organisation but a new way of working in partnership to improve health and care for people living in Northamptonshire.
All Partnership organisations remain as separate organisations with their own local responsibilities for the services they provide, but are committed to working together towards the shared NHCP vision for a positive lifetime of health, wellbeing and care in our community.
Further information about NHCP is available on their website
You can also download an overview booklet explaining how health and care services operate in our county, providing background information about why there is a need to improve the way we do things, and outlining NHCP’s priorities for a positive lifetime of health, wellbeing and care in our community.