Kettering General Hospital

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

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 172 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


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Key facts about the Cardiology department at Kettering General Hospital

Friends and Family Test score: Service

93 from 82 responses

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Latest reviews of this service

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

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

My Recent Heart Attack

Whilst visiting my wife's sister and husband In Litchborough Northamptonshire I suffered a heart attack after having Angina for 20 years...

5 February 2014

could not have asked for better treatment

My husband was admitted early hours of Monday morning, after having a cardiac arrest. His treatment was immediate and thoroughly explain...

23 January 2014

Accident and Emergency experience

I was involved in a vehicle accident on the A5199 last Saturday 15.30hrs. The paramedics were first class, made me feel comfortable and f...

15 January 2014

Cardiology services at this Hospital

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

Last updated on 17 January 2012.

Information supplied by Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust