MEET THE GOVERNORS: East Northants governor says closer working between KGH and NGH is not a takeover

There is a lot happening in Northamptonshire with its health care, according to Dr Mabel Blades

By Stephanie Weaver
Thursday, 11th February 2021, 1:12 pm

A KGH governor has said closer working between the Kettering and Northampton hospitals is about working together, rather than a takeover.

The governors at KGH have teamed up with the Northants Telegraph to give our readers an insight into their role and the work they do.

Dr Mabel Blades, who is the trust's membership engagement lead and elected public governor for East Northants, has written the latest in a series of pieces about the governors which we will be bringing to you in the coming weeks.

Kettering General Hospital

Dr Blades told the Northants Telegraph: "It was an honour to be elected for third time as governor and an additional delight to also be elected as the deputy lead governor recently.

"The governing body consists of public governors who represent Corby, Wellingborough, Kettering and East Northants, plus staff governors who are elected by our hospital membership plus nominated governors who represent groups such as MIND, Age UK and Healthwatch.

"Governors are elected from members of Kettering Hospital Trust which is free to join plus also allows you to join the Health Service discount scheme.

"If you are not yet a member it is easy to become one by signing up on the website.

"As a member you will receive our KGH Together magazine three times a year.

"This contains all sorts of information about the hospital and what is happening.

"There is a lot happening in Northamptonshire as regards health care with Kettering General Hospital working more closely with Northampton General Hospital.

"These are working relationships and not takeovers!

"Changes in the county council will also have an impact on health care."

We will be hearing from other governors in the coming weeks so keep an eye out for the stories if you want to learn more about the governors and their role at KGH.

To read one of the previous pieces from the governors, click here.

If you have a question for the governors, email it to [email protected]

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