The first phase of a project to improve maternity services at Kettering General Hospital has opened and seen its first patients.
KGH is in the process of completely replacing its old maternity and gynaecology theatres with a purpose built new development expected to cost about £4.1 million.
Work on the project started in February and the new building is due for completion in December.
The first phase of the project has involved opening two new theatres in a new building connected to the existing maternity unit, Rockingham Wing. Work on the second phase of the development will involve transforming the old gynaecology theatre into two recovery areas.