Friday, 23 February 2018

Patients in Northamptonshire urged to use NHS services wisely to ease pressure on county hospitals

Patients in Northamptonshire urged to use NHS services wisely to ease pressure on county hospitals People in Northamptonshire are being urged to use NHS services wisely as the county’s hospitals continue to deal with a large number of patients seeking emergency care.

Northampton General Hospital (NGH) and Kettering General Hospital (KGH) have both been extremely busy this week and pressure has built up on wards and A&E departments, bosses at Nene CCG say.

Nursing teams have seen an increase in flu cases and winter-related illnesses, particularly among older people with multiple conditions who need more intensive care. Northampton Chronicle and Echo

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