Kettering General Hospital

Telephone: 01536 492000
Address: Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 8UZ

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 184 ratings for this hospital


This Department is managed by Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Cardiac Investigations
01536 491415

Cardiac Rehabilitation
01536 491102

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

Nurse staffing levels - Cardiology May 2014

Ward name % of registered nurse day hours filled as planned (Ward) % of non registered nurse day hours filled as planned (Ward) % of registered nurse night hours filled as planned (Ward) % of non registered nurse night hours filled as planned (Ward)


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The table above 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.

Key facts about the Cardiology department at Kettering General Hospital

Friends and Family Test score: Service

90 from 110 responses

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Latest reviews of this service

Unhappy with Matron in Coronary care unit.

I was rushed into hospital on 15th June 2014 with chest pains and taken into Coronary Care unit. I had surgery the next day and had 2 ste...

22 June 2014


I have recently been to the cardiac care unit for an angiogram. The staff were supportive, caring, attentive and reassuring at all times....

17 June 2014

Coronary care

My husband is now recovering from the very traumatic experience of a heart attack. His recovery is wholly due to the experience and care ...

28 May 2014

Angiogram appointment

I had an appointment for an Angiogram at KGH as was extremely anxious about the procedure. On arrival to the department I was met by a nu...

21 May 2014

An Extremely Positive Experience in the Cardiac Day Centre

Yesterday, 12th March my 86 year old mother underwent a rotablation procedure in the Cardiac Centre. Throughout her 10 hour stay she rece...

13 March 2014

Cardiology services at this Hospital

Ward name Friends and Family Score for May '14 Other services in ward for May '14
Cardiac Centre
CCU / Oakley

Last updated on 17 January 2012.

Information supplied by Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust