KGH's A&E visits ranked by patients' postcodes

The results are visits recorded from the start of 2020 to mid-November

By Alison Bagley
Saturday, 2nd January 2021, 7:00 am

2020 has been a very difficult year for the NHS.

Kettering General Hospital provides 24-hour accident and emergency services and supports the treatment of patients presenting with minor, major and traumatic injuries.

Primarily serving north Northamptonshire, many people from the surrounding areas use the facility.

Figures from January 1 to mid-November this year have revealed the number of A&E attendances at KGH by the first part of patients' postcodes.

A&E attendances were significantly lower during the first Covid national lockdown.

The hospital declared a critical incident in December because winter pressures combined with the Covid pandemic left it under huge strain.

Earlier this week it again asked patients not to attend unless absolutely necessary because of pressures on its bed base.

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