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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Media Updates

Updated:  31 March 2020

Media Statement:  Death of patients with COVID-19

Mr Matthew Metcalfe, medical director for Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, said:

“Sadly we can confirm that two patients who had been tested positive for COVID-19 have died.

"The families have been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.'

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Background

  • We will not be giving out any further information on these patients.
  • The media are asked to respect the wishes of families, and the interests of staff at the hospital to avoid any disruption to operational services.

 

31 March 2020

Coronavirus: Phlebotomy Service Changes From Tuesday 31 March 2020

We are making a number of changes to our phlebotomy (blood taking) service as a result of the effects of coronavirus.  These changes will help us ensure we have the staff we need to provide a safe service and minimise the risk to patients of attending a busy hospital site.

From Tuesday 31 March we will be redirecting the majority of patients to the Three Shires hospital, where the service will be provided.  

Patients requiring a blood test should contact the hospital to make an appointment on:

01604 885027 or 01604 885022

Appointments will be offered at the Three Shires on Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5.00pm.  

Expectant mothers

If you are a patient of our Maternity Unit they will make arrangements for you to have your bloods taken and you will not need to attend the Three Shires.

Children

If your child requires a blood test the Blood Taking Unit at NGH will be open on Mondays from 10am-11am for paediatric patients only.

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