Kettering General Hospital

01536 492000 Rothwell Road , Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 8UZ

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 366 ratings for this hospital


This Department is managed by Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Cardiology department

KGH is committed to providing high quality responsive services to meet the needs of anyone who is suffering from a cardiac condition. Our services include:

  • Cardiac Centre (Day case cardiac procedures)
  • Cardiac investigations department
  • Heart failure service
  • Heart failure programme
  • Cardiac outreach service
  • Cardiac audit
  • Cardiac rehab service
  • Chest Pain Assessment Unit (CPAU)
  • Inpatients beds, Coronary Care Unit (CCU), cardiology ward, short stay cardiology ward
  • Cardiology outpatients

Cardiac Centre

Opened in 2007, our £4.7million Cardiac Centre allows patients to benefit from improved management of their disease within a local setting, thanks to an improved consistant care service in the unit. We have a catherisation laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art imaging and monitoring equipment. We carry out:

  • Coronary angiography
  • Coronary angioplasty (stent)
  • Pacemaker implants
  • Cardio versions
  • Transoesophagal echo
  • Internal cardiac defibrillator implants

More recently the centre has been accredited with a 24/7 service for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) for acute heart attack patients.

Chest Pain Assessment Unit

Opened in 2011, the Chest Pain Assessment Unit (CPAU) based on Clifford Ward provides a gold standard, streamlined assessment/screening and access to rapid diagnostic testing.

The CPAU is protocol driven, providing a treatment pathway for ALL patients presenting to KGH with chest pain symptoms referred by Accident and Emergency, ambulance, or the Clinical Decisions Unit (CDU). All patients will be assessed by a cardiac specialist within 15 minutes of arrival. The CPAU is managed in a systematic way, making it easier to pin point problems, rule out all other conditions and prevent inappropriate patient discharge.

We create a caring and trusting environment, ensuring that patients and their relatives are fully informed at all stages of their care pathway. The CPAU is a consultant led service with cardiac nurse led support


Learn more about our staff

The following table shows staffing levels on wards that provide this service.

Where wards provide more than one service the results include shared values for all services provided on that ward.

Nurse staffing levels - Cardiology OCTOBER 2016

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Key facts about the Cardiology department at Kettering General Hospital

Time from GP referral to treatment

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Friends and Family Test score: service

98%Patients recommend this service. 122 responses

Latest reviews of this service

CT department

Thank-you to the CT department today for explaining my procedure and supporting me through it with humour and care. I really appreciated ...

14 March 2017


I needed an upgraded pace maker. I glad to report that all aspects of my treatment were handled efficiently, respectfully, empathetic, ...

16 February 2017

My visit to the unit.

On my visit to KGH Cardiac unit I was made to feel welcome. All the ward staff were kindand caring, they were constantly seeing if I was ...

12 February 2017


My experience from arrival at the unit through to discharge was first class. To say I was nervous about...

4 February 2017

Outstanding emergency treatment & post treatment care in CCU

I was rushed in late on a saturday night with a heart attack and received emergency angioplasty treatment. Outstanding expertise, profess...

20 January 2017

Cardiology services at this Hospital

Ward name Friends and Family Score for February '17 Other services in ward for February '17
Cardiac Centre
CCU / Oakley

Last updated on 20 April 2017.

Information supplied by Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust