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Patient experience projects shortlisted for national awards

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Patient feedback schemes that have resulted in new reading lamps on an oncology ward, an increase in patients using sleep packs to help get a good night's sleep, and overnight stays for partners of women in labour have been shortlisted for three prestigious national awards.
Date:
15/01/2018

60 bed assessment unit update: 2nd planned traffic diversion

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Continuing progress is being made on NGH's new 60 bedded assessment unit. Key modules were put in place during December by crane, this phase is now complete. A further road-closure will be required on 22nd January; this will involve some essential diversion of traffic around the site until 12th February to enable cladding and roof coverings to be fitted along with essential work to the bridge that will link the assessment unit to the hospital. In order to complete these tasks, a 3 metre clear working access area will be required for construction workers.
Date:
09/01/2018

NGH response to extreme winter pressures

Description
As a result of sustained extreme pressures on our emergency department and our bed capacity, we have decided to implement a number of measures to help us to continue our focus on the safe care of our most seriously unwell patients, including community care placements and cancelled operations
Date:
08/01/2018

Operational pressures at Northampton General Hospital

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We are operating at our highest level of operational pressures escalation - known as OPEL 4 - for the fourth consecutive day.
Date:
03/01/2018

Local hospitals under extreme pressure

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Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals are currently under considerable emergency pressure and are urging local people to use NHS services appropriately. A large number of patients requiring emergency care has built up pressure on wards and A&E departments over the Christmas and New Year period - which means both hospitals are concentrating their efforts on emergency care.
Date:
02/01/2018
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