Kettering Hospital has not declared major incident despite huge pressure on services

Kettering General Hospital
Kettering General Hospital

Kettering Hospital says it is experiencing “significant” pressure on its services but has not declared a major incident.

The trust says that the A&E department is currently very busy and there are pressures on the bed capacity and the hospital’s ability to discharge patients.

A spokesman for the hospital added: “As with many trusts across the country, the hospital is still experiencing pressures which started to build up in early December and have continued to rise.

“To ensure all of our patients are treated safely we have internal escalation processes in place.

“Part of the escalation process includes the cancellation of a number of planned operations and we apologise for having to rearrange routine operations but our first priority must be to appropriately treat our medical emergencies.

“The trust is coping with the pressures and we are continually reviewing the situation with all of our partners.