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We're Very Busy In A&E Today and have seen more people than usual all week. Please help us by only coming to A&E for serious injuries or in an emergency. Our video should help you to consider alternatives such as your GP, local pharmacist, Corby Urgent Care Centre or the NHS 111 service. Thank You! For details of your local pharmacist and opening times please visit: http://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/Pharmacy/LocationSearch/10
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Are you a nurse or healthcare assistant? Fancy working at KGH? Why not come along to our recruitment event on Saturday 24th February, 10am-12pm. Held in our Prince William Education Centre, come along to hear from our staff about their experiences and positions available.

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We are currently extremely busy so please don't come to A&E unless it is absolutely essential.

We are seeing a lot of older people who are seriously unwell and anyone who is not a very urgent case is likely to wait longer than normal to be seen.

If there is any way you can avoid using A&E by accessing other NHS services please do so.

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All of our wards are working hard to ensure that patients who are medically fit to leave hospital can go safely home as soon as possible.

If you can help us to enable your relative or friend to be discharged in a timely manner we would really appreciate your support – as it releases a bed for another patient who may be waiting in A&E.

Please don’t come to visit others in hospital if you have symptoms of a viral infection or have experienced vomiting or diarrhoea within the last 48 hours.

Flu and norovirus are currently common in the local community and we are doing everything we can to keep them out of hospital.

Thank you for your support. Please share this message with family and friends.

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KGH Charity Fund

Melodies & Memories, helping us to raise funds for a new dayroom for our elderly patients. Thursday 1st March at 7.30pm. Come and join us for some toe-tapping fun.

Are you free this time tomorrow ? Is KGH important to you ?

Then why not come along to our 'Coffee and Cake with KGH' event tomorrow, at West Glebe Park Pavilion in Corby from 10am-12noon.

Hear from James, our Head of Patient experience and Involvement about why your input is so essential and what you can expect form the event 🍰

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Did you know - If you block calls with an unknown number you may miss an important call from the hospital. Large institutions like hospitals have too many telephone lines for the systems to be able to identify a single number. Please help us to help you by enabling your telephones to accept unknown numbers

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Restricted Visiting Arrangements continues over this weekend due to seasonal viral symptoms

We are still seeing significant numbers of patients being admitted with viral symptoms caused by Influenza and the Norovirus bug.

To protect our patients, we are restricting visiting to our wards to limit the potential for cross infection.

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If you have a relative or friend in hospital please ring the ward to check on visiting arrangements beforehand(http://www.kgh.nhs.uk/for-visitors/visiting-times/ ).

Please do not visit the hospital if you have flu like/Respiratory symptoms, or if you have had diarrhoea and/or vomiting in the last 48 hours.

You can normally look after yourself or your child at home. Try to avoid going to your GP, as norovirus can spread to others very easily. Call your GP or NHS 111 if you're concerned or need any advice.

For more information please follow guidance on NHS Choices:
Norovirus : https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/norovirus/
Flu: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/flu/

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Are you a Registered Nurse? Can you deliver high quality care in an Urgent Care setting? If so KGH is looking for you!

Location: Kettering General Hospital, Kettering, Salary: £22,128 - £28,746
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Restricted Visiting Arrangements due to increased seasonal viral symptoms

We have seen an increasing number of patients being admitted over the past few days with viral symptoms caused by Influenza and the Norovirus bug.

To protect our patients, we are restricting visiting to our wards to limit the potential for cross infection.

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If you have a relative or friend in hospital please ring the ward to check on visiting arrangements beforehand (http://www.kgh.nhs.uk/for-visitors/visiting-times/ ). Please do not visit the hospital if you have flu like/Respiratory symptoms, or if you have had diarrhoea and/or vomiting in the last 48 hours.

You can normally look after yourself or your child at home. Try to avoid going to your GP, as norovirus can spread to others very easily. Call your GP or NHS 111 if you're concerned or need any advice.

For more information please follow guidance on NHS Choices:

Norovirus : http://www.nhs.uk/conditi…/Norovirus/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Flu: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/flu/

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Are you a nurse or healthcare assistant? Fancy working at KGH? Why not come along to our recruitment event on Saturday 24th February, 10am-12pm. Held in our Prince William Education Centre,hear from our staff about their experiences and positions available 🏥🚑

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Are you a forward thinking individual with experience in leadership and surgical services? If so Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is looking for you to come and join the Surgery Nursing Team.

Location: Kettering General Hospital, Kettering, Salary: £40,428 - £48,514 per ann
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We often receive great feedback from our patients on social media- so why not nominate a healthcare professional for this amazing award ?

The deadline to say #thankyou by nominating a member of staff is this Friday 9th February. 🏆

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Two friends have presented an amazing £6,126 to the Forget-Me-Not Appeal to establish a dementia garden at Kettering General Hospital.

Clare Washington, from Kettering, and Tracey Gray, from Thrapston, and some of their close friends, raised the money by organising a party night at The Plaza in Thrapston on December 16.

The event was attended by Forget-Me-Not Appeal organiser Jayne Chambers who gave a talk on the appeal’s aims – which are to transform a courtyard adjacent to ...Lamport and Twywell Ward into a dementia-friendly garden where patients can be safely active.

It included a raffle, auction and name the giant teddy bear competition. The cost of putting on the evening – about £2,000 – was also paid for by an anonymous donor.

Clare and Tracey also particularly wanted to thank their friends David Timlin, Tracey Sawford, Terry Nolan, and Lindsey and Cindy, for all of their help.

If you want to support the Appeal contact Jayne Chambers at Jayne.chambers@kgh.nhs.uk. Donations can be made to the Kettering General Hospital Charity Fund (Forget-Me-Not Appeal) 01536-491569

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Flu can leave you feeling lousy so you wouldn’t want to pass it on to the family! Follow some simple steps to keep it at bay or to stop it spreading! Catching your sneezes in a tissue, keeping your hands clean and cleaning any surfaces you touch are all ways to fight those pesky viruses. #StayWellThisWinter bit.ly/2m6ZYHS

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Has a nurse, midwife, health visitor or healthcare assistant made a real difference to your healthcare or that of a loved one?

Say thank you by nominating them for this special award.

Nominate now at www.patients-choice.co.uk

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Closing date: 9th February 2018

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A big thank you to Rowell and Desborough Lions who have donated £500 to the George the Giraffe Appeal to raise money for an additional intensive care incubator for the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU).

The Club raised £200 towards the sum from a coach trip to the Birmingham Christmas market on December 2 attended by 52 Lions members and local people. The Club then decided to roundup that figure to £500.

The George the Giraffe Appeal which was launched in October 2017 to buy an ...additional £35,000 intensive care incubator for the SCBU which supports 450 premature babies each year.

Pictured at the presentation are L-R Sue Pridmore, Richard Phillips, Maurice Fowler, Keith Brown, Elaine Phillips, Jim Pridmore, Anne Underwood and Jane Lafferty

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Did you know? It’s not too late to get your flu jab! The vaccination is the best way to protect you against strains of flu. Better still, it’s free if you’re pregnant, over 65 or have a long term health condition. It’s also free if you’re an NHS employee. Ask for more information from your GP or pharmacy. Be a #flu fighter and protect those around you. #StayWellThisWinter

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