Private hospital gives its capacity and staff to KGH to help during coronavirus crisis

The two hospitals are standing together as 'one team'

By Sam Wildman
Tuesday, 21st April 2020, 1:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st April 2020, 1:32 pm
Woodland Hospital.
Woodland Hospital.

A private hospital near Kettering has made its entire capacity and all staff available to KGH to help with its response to Covid-19.

Woodland Hospital, just off Junction 6 of the A14 and under two miles from KGH, has offered its full support as the county deals with the ongoing pandemic.

The private hospital, run by Ramsay Health Care, has made arrangements to deliver care for KGH patients including trauma, medical and cancer cases.

Hospital director David Munt said: “Woodland Hospital and Kettering General Hospital have a long-standing relationship and this partnership is even more important as we stand together as one team to face this pandemic."

The private hospital has also deployed seven members of their own clinical team to the NHS frontline to support the trust's critical care teams.

More are expected to follow in the coming weeks.

KGH director of strategy Polly Grimmett said: “Despite the current pandemic, it is essential we continue to provide treatment and care for patients with other urgent healthcare needs.

"We are delighted to work with our local partner Woodland Hospital to ensure all local patients get the care they need."