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Friends of Bedford Hospital raise funds for A&E equipment

March 14, 2017

After a successful fundraising campaign, the Friends of Bedford Hospital Charity recently purchased two new state of the art ventilators for Bedford Hospital’s Accident and Emergency department. The addition of such ventilators promises to be hugely beneficial to patients, particularly amongst the elderly and those short of breath. Having such easy access to them in

New Head of Midwifery for Bedford Hospital

March 7, 2017

Shirley Jones has been appointed as the Head of Midwifery at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust. The new Head of Midwifery has joined from West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and has held a range of positions within nursing and women and children’s services spanning almost forty years. The majority of her clinical experience and management experience

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust on level 4 OPEL Status

February 15, 2017

Bedford Hospital is now only able to admit people who are in need of critical care after level 4 OPEL status is declared. Karen Ward, Chief Operating Officer at Bedford Hospital said, “We are currently on level 4 OPEL status which is our most severe internal status level and means we have more demand coming

Stay Well in Bad Weather Conditions this Winter

January 5, 2017

With cold weather upon us Bedford Hospital is urging local elderly and vulnerable residents to take steps to ensure they stay well and safe this winter. Cold weather spells can affect everyone, but for older people a drop in temperature can aggravate certain health problems. This can lead to admittances to hospital which can be

Four New Year babies at Bedford Hospital

January 3, 2017

Bedford Hospital midwives were delighted to welcome the arrival of four babies born on New Year’s Day 2017. One of the beautiful bundles of joy to arrive was Sophie Inara Drew Strand, a baby girl who was born at 11.25am on 1st January 2017, a daughter for Dr Russ and Nikki Strand. Their daughter weighed

Christmas opening information

December 23, 2016

Opening times of some clinics and services (including catering services) may vary during this period. If you would like further information about opening times please call 01234 355122. A&E and other emergency services will continue to operate as normal throughout. Blood Tests (routine) 28, 29 and 30 December 2016 – open Normal opening hours at

Bedford Hospital celebrates staff dedication at a special awards ceremony

December 7, 2016

Staff at Bedford Hospital have been recognised at a ceremony for collectively dedicating over 1300 years of continuous service at the Trust. The Long Service Awards were presented by Chief Executive, Stephen Conroy and Chair, Gordon Johns who shone the spotlight on staff who have reached a key milestone of 25 years of service at

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust announced as Lead Partner to deliver training for new Nursing Associate role

December 2, 2016

Bedford Hospital has been announced as one of the Lead Partners to deliver the Health Education England (HEE) second wave of training for the new nursing associate role. Some 24 sites across the country have been selected in this new tranche to deliver the training over two years joining 11 sites announced in October. The

Inaccurate media reporting about the future of Bedford Hospital’s Services

November 23, 2016

Stephen Conroy, Chief Executive, Bedford Hospital NHS Trust said, “You may have recently seen a number of media reports relating to the future of Bedford Hospital. These have been on the back of the recent publication of the Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs). Plans to date are all publicly available. The reporting contains a number

PUBLIC SUMMARY OF BLMK STP RELEASED

November 16, 2016

A public summary of the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) sustainability and transformation plan (STP) was published on Tuesday, 15 November, along with the official publication of the full draft plan for the local area. Both versions of the plan were published on the new BLMK STP website, www.blmkstp.co.uk/publications/ Twelve local NHS organisations and