Fifteen Steps for Maternity at Kettering General Hospital
Together with Northamptonshire Maternity Voices Partnership, we carried out a 15 Steps Maternity Visit across both hospital trusts in Northamptonshire – Northampton General Hospital and Kettering General Hospital. This is the report for Kettering General Hospital.
The visit team found that staff were friendly, positive and were able to explain how their aspirations are in line with national guidelines (Better Births). Posters were eye-catching, easy to read and in the relevant places with nice pictures and decals on walls. However, posters and pictures needed to reflect more diversity in ethnicity and different family forms and the number of different roles and uniforms was confusing, complicated and inconsistent, with posters not clearly showing the distinction in uniforms.