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About the Organisation

We provide 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 whole of Northamptonshire.  We are an accredited cancer centre, providing 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 Trust also provides outpatient and day surgery services at Danetre Hospital in Daventry.  

We are a hospital that provides the full range of outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient and day case elective and emergency care.  Our growing range of specialist treatments distinguishes us from many other 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 have  excellent, recently upgraded, training facilities.

Developing a group management model 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.


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