New entrance opens at Northampton General Hospital

Northampton General Hospital is delighted to announce its new hospital entrance has opened today, 7th July, to provide staff, patients and visitors with a more welcoming and contemporary reception area.

The entrance will provide a modern new look as well as first-class facilities for staff, patients and visitors, with the arrival of familiar high-street brands providing healthy, and popular food options as well as a grab-and-go dining and a convenient shopping offer.

The new space, located at the South Entrance of the site, will be complemented by the introduction of a staffed reception desk and popular high-street brands including Costa Coffee, Subway®, Stock Shop and an M&S Food store. The retail outlets will have a phased opening with Costa Coffee and Subway opening on the 7th July and M&S Food and Stock Shop opening on the 13th July.

Stuart Finn, Director of Estates and Facilities at Northampton General Hospital said: “We are so excited to be opening our new entrance to our patients, visitors and staff today. This development has been in the works for a number of years and will provide a new welcoming space for people coming to NGH from 7th July.

“While we hope to welcome our local community to these new shops soon, we would ask that only those needing to attend the hospital use these facilities until our hospital COVID restrictions change.”

This is the first of the new developments to open at Northampton General with a new Paediatric Emergency Department and new Critical Care Unit due to open later this year.

Jonathan Houlston, Chief Operation Officer at Noviniti said: “We are delighted that the New Main Entrance has now reached completion on schedule following a challenging construction period. The new main entrance will greatly enhance the image and facilities available at the hospital to the patients, staff and visitors.”

Ben Foreman, Managing Director at Catfoss said: “Having delivered the offsite manufactured modular superstructure for this scheme as part of the delivery team, it’s great to see this impressive new front entrance and retail development open. Staff, patients and visitors will benefit immensely from this facility and the additional projects Catfoss are delivering for Northampton General Hospital”.

Andy Jones, Managing Director of Healthcare Retail at Compass Group UK & Ireland said: ‘’We are delighted to be working in partnership with Northampton General Hospital to deliver a great new space and retail offer for the Trust, it’s visitors, patients and staff. We are bringing high street retail, alongside food and beverage offers to provide a great service, quality and choice.”