There is a carer support serviced based in both Northampton and Kettering General Hospitals. The carer support workers (CSW’s) have developed close links with the hospital staff and are therefore ideally placed to support informal carers, whist the cared for person is in hospital and throughout the discharge process. 

 

The type of support offered can range from a listening ear, informal advocacy, providing information, reassurance and advice.  Following the patients discharge, the CSW’s can offer opportunities for an assessment of the carers needs and access to on-going carer support within the community.

 

To access the hospital Carer Support Services,  please see the following contact details:

 

Northampton General Hospital Carer Support Service

Tel: 01604 544274, Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm

 

Kettering General Hospital Carer Support Service

Tel: 01536 493622 Monday to Friday 8.30am - 3.30pm