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Bedford Hospital goes Smoke-free

March 22, 2019

As of 1 April, Bedford Hospital NHS Trust will become smoke-free. This means that all staff, patients and visitors are not allowed to smoke (this includes tobacco products and e-cigarettes / vapes) anywhere on the hospital grounds – both at South Wing and Gilbert Hitchcock House on Kimbolton Road. The smoking shelter near to the

Bedford Hospital changes its staff training after Alex Skeel case

February 25, 2019

Following the recent case of Alex Skeel, a victim of domestic violence, Bedford Hospital has changed the delivery of staff training on Domestic Abuse to place more focus on recognising signs within male victims who may present to the hospital. Claire Knight is an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) at Victim Support Charity and is

Update following fire at Bedford Health Village

January 4, 2019

Following last night’s fire at a vacant building on the Bedford Health Village site all Bedford Hospital NHS Trust Services at Gilbert Hitchcock House will run as normal, with no appointments cancelled. However, all Moorfields appointments scheduled for today at the Enhanced Services Centre (ESC) in Bedford Health Village will now take place at the

Four New Year babies at Bedford Hospital

January 2, 2019

Bedford Hospital midwives were delighted to welcome the arrival of four babies born on New Year’s Day 2019. All were baby boys to start the New Year! One of the beautiful bundles of joy and the first to arrive on New Year’s Day was Drashya, a baby boy born at 12.37am weighing in at 6Ibs

Temporary closure of Hydrotherapy pool at Gilbert Hitchcock House

December 24, 2018

Bedford Hospital has taken the decision to temporarily close the hydro-therapy pool at Gilbert Hitchcock House. Due to the age of the pool, there have been a significant number of breakdowns over the past year which has prevented the Trust from providing a consistent level of care to our patients. As a consequence to this,

CQC inspection recognises improvements at Bedford Hospital

December 4, 2018

The CQC has released its final report and ratings today, from its recent inspection of Bedford Hospital’s 5 core services, use of resources and an assessment of the Trust’s leadership. The report shows significant improvements in a number of areas and that overall the Trust’s core services remains rated as ‘Requires Improvement’ but also highlights

Carer Listening Event

November 21, 2018

Are you a carer? Has the person you have been caring for been an inpatient in Bedford Hospital in the last year? We are interested in hearing what your experience was as a carer during this time. We are holding a listening event on Thursday 29 November between 2pm and 4pm in the Committee room

Bedford Hospital Staff setting the trend by getting their flu vaccination

October 5, 2018

As we begin to head into the flu season, Bedford Hospital’s frontline staff are preparing for winter by getting their flu vaccinations. Members of Hospital’s Trust Board also received their flu vaccinations today as they urge all their colleagues to do the same by leading by example. Bedford Hospital is determined to make sure that

Important Message from Bedford Hospital NHS Trust – Phone Service Outage tomorrow (2 October) 6pm – 6.15pm.

September 20, 2018

On Tuesday 2 October we will have a loss of our main Hospital number 01234-355122 for a period of 2-3 minutes between 6pm and 6.15pm (exact time unknown). During this time you will not be able to contact the hospital on the usual numbers If you experience issues contacting the hospital on its main number

Advance Notice – Longer X-ray waits expected between 9 August and 28 September 2018

August 8, 2018

Between 9 August and 28 September work will be taking place in Bedford Hospital’s Main x-ray to replace one of the three x-ray rooms.  Patients should be aware that they may have a longer wait than normal for the walk-in x-ray service. At present it can be over an hour with all rooms available.