Northampton

Ward revamp at Northamptonshire hospital costs £4.7m

Patients have moved into newly refurbished wards in the main medical block at a Northamptonshire hospital after a £4.7m project was completed.

Work on Harrowden wards at Kettering General Hospital was carried out in three phases over 17 months.

Service manager Maxine White said: "Everything has changed with new floors, ceilings and equipment.

"The ward bays themselves have changed from six to three beds with ensuite toilets and showers."

The wards are now same sex and the number of single rooms available has doubled from six to 12.

"Because the change has been so great we think that it would be good to have a new name for the ward block," Ms White said.

"We are therefore in the process of asking the staff and public members of KGH Foundation Trust to come up with ideas to mark this new era of ward development.

"Whoever comes up with the winning suggestion will get the honour of officially opening the new wards."

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