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Kettering General Hospital

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Kettering General Hospital

Tel: 01536 492000

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Hospital Services

Access to a Midwife
A midwife service is available for postnatal ladies from the ward and those who have been discharged home

If you need to access this service, please speak to the nurse in charge on the unit
Catering and Shops (on site)
- Costa Coffee in hospital main entrance - Coffee Shop in outpatients department Cashpoint At hospital main entrance, opposite Costa Coffee PALS Telephone 01536 493305 Email Interpreters Interpreters are available through LanguageLine and can be arranged by the unit staff. Religious & Spiritual Support There is a chapel and multifaith prayer rooms within the Hospital. Laundry There are no laundry facilities available on site.

Visiting Information

Visiting Hours
Between 2.00pm and 3.00pm and 6.00pm and 7.00pm

Open access

Numbers allowed per cot
3 (one of these must be a parent)

All visitors must be accompanied by a parent.
No children under 14

Ward Information

Who's who on the Neonatal Unit Matron
Sarah Kent

Unit Manager

Consultant Paediatricians
Dr Harsha Bilolikar, Dr Patty Rao, Dr Katie Govier, Dr Trilok Archarya, Dr Colin Royed, Dr Keshav Kallambella, Dr Yee Mya Mya, Dr Margabanthu, Dr Poornima Pandy

ANNP (Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner)
There are no ANNPs

Feeding Coordinators/Breastfeeding Support
All staff on the unit are trained to support families with breast and all other types of feeding

Specialist feeding advisors are available via unit referral

Bereavement Support
Provided by the bereavement midwife via unit referral

Counselling Service/Psychological Support
There is no support available on the unit. Support should be accessed through own GP

Play Specialists
Available on request from the paediatric ward (Skylark) What to expect on arrival Access to the unit
Entry is via a locked door, please ring bell to gain access

Who to ask for on arrival
The nurse in charge or the nurse caring for your baby

Who will give initial update on baby's condition
The nurse caring for your baby can give updates at any time
Medical staff are available during the ward rounds and upon request

Ward Round times
Every morning between 9.30am and 11.00am

Quiet time
There is no dedicated quiet time. The unit promotes a quiet and peaceful environment at all times

Accommodation for parents
2 double bedrooms and 1 single bedroom are available on the unit

Accommodation for siblings
Siblings may stay under exceptional circumstances by discretion of the nurse in charge

Meal Provision

Self Catering Facilities
Kettle, fridge, microwave, crockery and cutlery available. Tea, coffee, milk, sugar and a selection of sweet and savoury snacks are also provided free of charge

Mobile Phones
It is important that mobile phones are switched to silent and that telephone calls are made away from the cot side, in the public areas of the hospital as this helps to reduce noise levels which babies can find stressful. Mobile phones can be used to take photographs of your baby

Breast Feeding Facilities/Equipment
Mobile breast pumps are available for use at the cot side
A number of breast pumps are also available to loan for use at home whilst baby is on the unit

Sitting Area
There is a quiet room on the unit

Play Area/Facilities
There are toys available in the kitchenette
Children should be supervised at all times

Parent Support Group
A premature baby group is held every Thursday, 1.00pm - 3.00pm at Corby Kingswood Children's Centre, sign posting for parent support is available through this group. For further information please speak to a member of staff

Nearest B&B/Hotels for other family members
Premier Inn, Rothwell Road, Kettering, NN16 8FX approximately a ten minute walk from the hospital. Negotiated rates are available
Holiday Inn, Rockingham Road, Kettering, NN14 1UD approximately a ten minute drive from the hospital.

Maps & Directions

Hospital Address Kettering General Hospital Rockingham Wing
Rothwell Road
NN16 8UZ Nearest car park
Car park A, opposite Rockingham Wing

Parking Rates (including any subsidies)
7 day pass is £12.80

Nearest bus stop
Outside Hospital on Rothwell Road

Nearest Railway Station
Station Road
NN15 7HJ