MEET THE GOVERNORS: Wellingborough governor praises 'truly outstanding effort' by KGH staff during pandemic

"During this unprecedented Covid pandemic, I have learned first-hand of the enormous strain placed on the trust at every level"

By Stephanie Weaver
Thursday, 18th February 2021, 4:51 pm

A KGH governor has praised hospital staff for their 'truly outstanding effort' since the start of the pandemic.

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.

Annette Bridgeford, public governor for Wellingborough, has written the latest in a series of pieces about the governors which we will be bringing to you in the coming weeks.

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Kettering General Hospital

She told the Northants Telegraph: "A fantastic way to be part of the trust is to start as a trust member.

"This is how my involvement with KGH began.

"I am now a public governor.

"During this unprecedented Covid pandemic, I have learned first-hand of the enormous strain placed on the trust at every level, and what a truly outstanding effort has been made

to mitigate these challenges.

"Given the enormity of the situation, new services have been developed, new procedures put in place, new ways of working adopted with innovation and flexibility all at very short notice.

"Hopefully, as the incidence of Covid reduces and KGH re-opens more services, we can begin to look forward again.

"With plans for a new Urgent Care Hub Kettering General will be transforming and improving the way they provide services.

"As a trust member and a governor, I know that there has never been a more exciting time to be involved.

"If the future of your hospital excites you too, become a trust member or a public governor."

For more information about joining the trust, click here.

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 last week's piece with the governors, click here.

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

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