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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.'



  • 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.


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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