Howard Ward can be found on the third floor of the ward block and is serviced by the Main Reception located on Kempston Road. Please see it on the map below with the reference number 21. Bedford Hospital Map
Alcohol hand gel is placed at various parts of the ward for staff and visitors to use, especially when entering and leaving the ward. Flowers are not permitted on the ward for infection control reasons, if you would like to bring a gift for a patient you may wish to bring good quality toiletries especially soap, moisturising body wash or talcum powder.
Visiting times on the ward are 2pm to 4.30pm and 6.15pm to 8.15pm. Visiting is not permitted between 4.15pm and 6.30pm unless by prior arrangement and agreement with ward staff. This is to ensure patients have uninterrupted time in which to eat their evening meal. All visiting outside designated visiting hours must be agreed with the nurse in charge.