Kettering General Hospital

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

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 369 ratings for this hospital

Respiratory Medicine

This Department is managed by Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

01536 493300

01536 491202

Lung cancer nurse discusses a CT scan

The department of respiratory medicine provides an integrated service for patients with respiratory diseases. We are committed to providing high quality responsive services that meet the needs of all our patients. We treat a wide variety of respiratory diseases including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, pleural diseases, tuberculosis (TB), sleep apnoea and interstitial lung disease.

Inpatient services

Our respiratory inpatient facilities are based in Harrowden A ward which has 27 beds, including six en-suite ‘side’ rooms, and is located on the third floor in the main hospital building. A wide range of acute respiratory conditions are treated including facilities for non-invasive ventilation and other practical procedures.  We have pioneered communication clinics on the ward which are held twice a week. This is where a senior doctor and a nurse allocate time to meet with you and your family to keep them informed of your care pathway. This model has been subsequently adopted by other ward areas. We have a separate provision for short-stay patients on our Clifford Ward, which is located on the ground floor.

Outpatient services

Outpatient clinics are held in Kettering General Hospital and Nuffield Diagnostic Centre in Corby, Nene Park in Irthlingborough and Isebrook in Wellingborough. Specialist asthma, TB and lung cancer clinics are held in Kettering General Hospital. Outpatient clinics can be accessed via Choose and Book.

Patient Education

We know how important keeping you informed of your condition and treatment is. We provide written information about your condition and a personalised action plan with details of your treatment, how to manage symptoms and “flare ups” better and reduce anxiety.

Teaching and training

Respiratory skill training sessions and mortality meetings are held regularly to make sure doctors and nurses are up to date with the highest standard of specialised care.


Our respiratory team consists of 3 consultants supported by 3 specialist registrars, 2 trust grade registrars, and 6 junior doctors, including an academic foundation year doctor. The team is also supported by specialist nurses for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer and TB.

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Key facts about the Respiratory Medicine department at Kettering General Hospital

Time from GP referral to treatment

Up to 24 weeks for 9/10 patients

Latest reviews of this service

Mums stay

I would like to say thank you to everyone on harrowden A Ward for the care they gave to our mum. Rita. All the staff are very supportive...

20 October 2018


I had an appointment at Nene Park for 2pm on 13/09/2018 to see a Dr for the results of my latest tests in the respiratory box. My wife re...

8 September 2018


I have been referred by my doctor to a Consultant late last year ocrt 2017 for a cat scan all was clear after loosing vast amounts off we...

18 May 2018

Ambulatory Care Unit

I've recently found myself visiting the Ambulatory Care Unit at KGH for iv antibiotics. Must say it was a pleasure, great bunch of staff ...

15 May 2017

Last updated on 19 August 2014.

Information supplied by Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust