Kettering General Hospital

Telephone: 01536 492000
Address: Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 8UZ
Website: http://www.kgh.nhs.uk

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 220 ratings for this hospital

Cardiology

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

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 August 2014

Ward name % of registered nurse day hours filled as planned (Ward) % of Unregistered care staff day hours filled as planned (Ward) % of registered nurse night hours filled as planned (Ward) % of Unregistered care staff night hours filled as planned (Ward)
Oakley/CCU

88%

of planned level

92%

of planned level

99%

of planned level

100%

of planned level

More information about this data

Key facts about the Cardiology department at Kettering General Hospital

Friends and Family Test score: Service

82 from 66 responses

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Latest reviews of this service

lack of organisation and competence

I am a regular visitor to the cardiac ward and am dismayed to see the standard of nursing care diminishing. The coronary care bays are ge...

24 October 2014

Health care as you would like it to be

I had an angiogram recently and to say I was nervous was putting it mildly! Everyone working in the unit was cheerful and friendly, des...

21 October 2014

Cardiac Dept KGH

Extending my gratitude to the dedicated team in the Cardiac centre. Their dedication and skillfulness to the care of patients. After my H...

25 September 2014

Dedication gives confidence

I have always had faith that when and if I needed to use the NHS the care and services would be there and I am extremely impressed with ...

17 September 2014

Cardiac Centre

After being admitted with a mild heart attack in December 2013, i have been admitted to the Cardiac Centre several times for further pro...

2 September 2014

Cardiology services at this Hospital

Ward name Friends and Family Score for September '14 Other services in ward for September '14
Cardiac Centre
93
CCU / Oakley
74

Last updated on 19 August 2014.

Information supplied by Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust