Category: Northampton & Earls Barton

Visiting Restrictions at Northampton General Hospital

Northampton General Hospital are further restricting visiting to the hospital to help to protect  patients and  staff and stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).


With immediate effect Northampton General Hospital will not allow any visitors into the hospital. By not visiting the hospital you will help to keep patients and staff safe and save lives.


The following departments have some exceptions:


  • Maternity – one birth partner only as long as they are not displaying any symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Disney and Paddington wards – one parent or guardian only. No other visitors or siblings.
  • Gosset ward – one parent only. No other visitors or siblings.
  • Accident and emergency – one visitor only and no children as visitors. Please be aware that if you do bring more than one person with you our teams will ask additional visitors to leave unless there are exceptional circumstances.
  • Outpatient and other appointments – If you come to the hospital for any other reason please don’t bring a visitor with you. If it is essential that you have a visitor with you please make sure that you only bring one person and that you do not bring any children.

In the upsetting or difficult circumstance where patients may be at the end of their lives different visiting restrictions will apply. These times are to be agreed at the discretion of the nurse in charge.


If you do need to visit the hospital you must use the hand gel provided or wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds. This should be done when you enter the hospital site, when you enter a clinical area and leaving the site.

Please do not visit the site unless you have an appointment or need emergency care.


Thank you for your cooperation.

FEN Meet Up – Ladies Business Networking and Social Event

Are you a female business owner in or around Northamptonshire?

Join us for a great time at the Female Entrepreneurs in Northamptonshire (FEN) Facebook group’s first ladies meetup. Come and mingle, network and socialise with other ambitious, hardworking, like minded ladies in the county.FEN Meet Up - Ladies Business Networking and Social Event

Running a business can often be lonely and sometimes frustrating. Come out and make new friends, new business connections and new clients over drinks and snacks in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Get a fresh dose of inspiration from our amazing guest speaker Dagmer Bryant – Transformational Coach and Motivational Speaker extraordinaire, who will be speaking about the exceptional power of cultivating and instilling yourself with a Success Mindset in order to achieving your business goals and take your businesses to the next level.

We will also be hearing from other inspiring local fempreneurs including Tayo Sakomba of Digital Makeovers and others, who will be sharing their business journeys with us. The challenges they’ve faced, lessons learned and the strategies used to achieve their successes.

Bring along your business cards, your flyers and free samples and get you brand seen by potential new clients and customers.

Few spaces also available to anyone interested in a table to showcase their products or marketing materials. Contact organiser for details.

Are you just starting out or still working on your business plan. Come along and meet other budding entrepreneurs and get the inspiration to take control and get started.

Event also open to ladies outside the FEN group and ladies from surrounding towns and cities.

Event Details

Doors Open at 2:00PM
From 2:00PM to 5:00PM


Nene Whitewater Centre, Northampton, NN4 7AA

To Book

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Northamptonshire Community Foundation is Making an Impact Across the County

Northamptonshire Community Foundation has recently launched their fifth Impact Review based on completed projects in 2018. The review offers insights into the social impact grant awards have made to local individuals, groups and communities on behalf of a range of donors.

Northamptonshire Community Foundation has recently launched their fifth Impact Review based on completed projects in 2018. The review offers insights into the social impact grant awards have made to local individuals, groups and communities on behalf of a range of donors.

Based on these completed projects, the Foundation has supported 155,811 people at an average cost of £6.08 per beneficiary. Such projects have focused on getting people into education and training, arts, culture and heritage, volunteering, the environment, improving community wellbeing, supporting vulnerable people and families, developing safer communities and enabling people to get active.


Rachel McGrath, Deputy CEO of Northamptonshire Community Foundation, said: “The impact work we do helps to tell a story of the extraordinary difference community groups and charities are making locally to improve the lives and wellbeing of people in our communities. Our fifth and latest review is a cause for celebration on behalf of our donors and the groups we fund; many of the charities we award to may be small in size but they make a really huge impact.”


On Wednesday 4 March, the Foundation presented their updated report at Abington Park Museum, highlighting the impact that grant awards have made across Northamptonshire.


Introduced by Victoria Miles DL, CEO of Northamptonshire Community Foundation, guests were invited to hear from a range of speakers including the High Sheriff of Northamptonshire, Nicholas Robertson DL, and Clive Ireson, who is part of Springs Family Centre.


Situated in an area of Northampton with 10% most deprivation in England, the centre provides a range of support services with a key focus on youth work.


Clive Ireson said: “Springs Family Centre, in Spring Boroughs, has been grateful for the support from the Community Foundation. The grants that have supported our youth work have helped many transform lives. Young people on the edge have been believed in and respected, supported through sport and music to turn their lives around.”


Northamptonshire Community Foundation is the leading independent grant-making charity in the county, working with a range of fund holders and donors to ensure projects make a sustainable impact on local need. The full Impact Report can be found online at:

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