Hospital trust fails to protect people's safety

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has failed to protect people’s safety and welfare

Kettering General Hospital is not meeting the national standards of quality and safety.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told the trust it must make urgent improvements to comply with the standards set out.

This follows an unannounced inspection at Kettering General Hospital in Kettering, Northamptonshire, on 7, 8 and 11 March 2013.

The inspection was carried out in response to concerns that some of the national standards were not being met at the hospital.