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Northampton General Hospital is a district general hospital in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. It is managed by the Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust.

Northampton General Hospital
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
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Northampton General Hospital
Northampton General Hospital is located in Northamptonshire
Northampton General Hospital
Shown in Northamptonshire
Geography
LocationNorthampton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates52°14′10″N 0°52′53″W / 52.2360°N 0.8813°W / 52.2360; -0.8813Coordinates: 52°14′10″N 0°52′53″W / 52.2360°N 0.8813°W / 52.2360; -0.8813
Organisation
Care systemPublic NHS
Hospital typeDistrict General
Services
Emergency departmentYes Accident & Emergency
Beds700[1]
History
Founded1744
Links
Websitewww.northamptongeneral.nhs.uk
ListsHospitals in England
Other links
UHL photos

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HistoryEdit

The hospital was established in a townhouse on George Row in 1744.[2] After a fund-raising campaign led by Dr William Kerr, a purpose-built hospital designed by Mr A Saxton was built at Northampton Fields and opened in 1793.[2]

Two series of BBC Three's Bizarre ER were filmed at the hospital in autumn 2009.[3]

In October 2012, the Macmillan Haematology Unit, a multimillion-pound cancer facility, was opened by the Countess of Halifax, President of Macmillan Cancer Support.[4]

An elderly man died in March 2018 while waiting to be seen by a consultant at the hospital's accident and emergency department: overcrowding at the department was blamed.[5]

PerformanceEdit

 
Four-hour target in the emergency department quarterly figures from NHS England Data from https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/ae-waiting-times-and-activity/

In October 2013 as a result of the Keogh Review the Trust was put into the highest risk category by the Care Quality Commission.[6]

On 27 March 2014 the Care Quality Commission published its report following an inspection of the trust. As well as identifying areas for improvement there were a number of positive findings. The trust was judged as good across all services for ‘caring’ and inspectors found that, in the main, the safety and effectiveness of services had been maintained, despite the overriding urgent care pressures.[7] On 8 November 2017 the Care Quality Commission published a report rating the hospital as "good".[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Northampton General Hospital: Our Statistics
  2. ^ a b "Northampton General Hospital". Northamptonshire Heritage. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Bizarre E.R. crew to film at Northampton hospital". Northamptonshire Telegraph. 25 August 2009. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Countess of Halifax to officially open NGH haematology cancer unit". Northampton General Hospital. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Northampton General Hospital: Man, 85, 'died due to overcrowding'". BBC. 9 March 2018.
  6. ^ "NHS Trusts put in risk categories - full list". Independent. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Chief Inspector of Hospitals publishes his findings on the Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust". Care Quality Commission. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Northampton General Hospital" (PDF). Care Quality Commission. 8 November 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2018.