Kettering General Hospital

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

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 375 ratings for this hospital


This Department is managed by Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Cardiac Centre Reception
01536 491344

Coronary Care Unit (CCU) - Oakley Ward
01536 492761

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 MAY 2017

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Key facts about the Cardiology department at Kettering General Hospital

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Friends and Family Test score: service

100%Patients recommend this service. 197 responses

Latest reviews of this service

Cardiology outpatients - registrar followup clinic

Have just sat and waited over an our for a dissatifactory appointment with a registrar. Dr was unsure why I was there - recent admissi...

19 July 2017

Emergency Angioplasty

Following a heart attack last week, I received emergency angioplasty in the Cardiology Department. From the moment that I dialed 999 to t...

11 July 2017

Repeated Appointments Cancelled

I would like to say how i'm disgusted with the outpatients appointments system. My daughter was given an appointment to see a cardiology...

30 May 2017

cranford stroke unit care

My partner was transferred from Northampton stroke unit (Eleanor ward) back to kettering Monday evening .I was there to greet her and see...

24 May 2017


Had to visit the hospital on GP advice due to irregular heart beat. Treatment I got was fantastic. I don't use the NHS very often and I...

22 May 2017

Cardiology services at this Hospital

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

Last updated on 11 July 2017.

Information supplied by Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust