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Capital funding approved – joint statement from Bedford Hospital NHS Trust and Luton & Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

August 5, 2019

We are delighted to announce that we have received confirmation from the Department of Health and Social Care that £99.5m of capital funding has been approved which is fantastic news for our patients. Cathy Jones, Deputy Chief Executive at Luton & Dunstable University Hospital said, “This means we can proceed at pace with the delivery of a

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust launches exciting plan for the next three years

July 18, 2019

Shorter stays in hospital, revolutionary digital transformation and significant investment into the South Wing site are all among a list of aims included in the new Three Year Plan launched by Bedford Hospital. The Trust’s vision is to provide excellent hospital and integrated care services to the people of Bedfordshire – the Plan sets out

Update on proposed merger of Bedford Hospital and Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS Trusts

July 18, 2019

Following the announcement in September 2017 of the proposal to merge Bedford Hospital and Luton & Dunstable University Hospital (L&D) to create a single Foundation Trust, significant work has taken place to develop plans and review the Full Business Case (FBC) submitted to national regulators (NHS England / Improvement). Alongside the submission of the FBC,

Remodelling project to improve access to hospital has started

June 18, 2019

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust would like to apologise to all patients and visitors for any inconvenience and disruption caused by the current remodelling work taking place at our Kempston Road entrance and car park. We are currently undertaking necessary work to remodel the patient car park on Kempston Road to improve access for our patients

NHS Big Tea Party comes to Bedford Hospital’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)

June 6, 2019

Annual General Meeting (AGM) Wednesday 3 July 2019, 6pm to 7.30pm King’s House, 245 Ampthill Rd, Bedford MK42 9AZ   This year Bedford Hospital’s AGM will look a little different as we also celebrate the NHS’ 71st Birthday and bring The Big Tea Party to our AGM! All are invited to come and have tea,

Urgent Patient Notice: Paediatric Phlebotomy Service Temporary Closure

April 18, 2019

Our Paediatric Phlebotomy Service will unfortunately be closed on 24th and 25th April. Services will resume to normal on 29th April whereby we are open Monday to Thursday 8:30am – 4.15pm. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Please note, our Adult Phlebotomy Service will be open as normal.

Important Notice: Main hospital telephone number unavailable between 4pm and 5.30pm on 13 April

April 10, 2019

On Saturday 13 April we will have a planned loss of our main Hospital number, 01234 355122, and all Direct Dials between 4pm and 5.30pm. This means you will not be able to contact the hospital on the usual numbers. During this time please contact the Hospital Switchboard on 01234 327427 who will put you through

New Director of Nursing and Patient Services at Bedford Hospital

April 3, 2019

Deirdre Fowler has been seconded as Director of Nursing and Patient Services at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust. She succeeds Liz Lees who has been covering this role since April 2018 across both Bedford and Luton and Dunstable University Hospital. Deirdre was the Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Quality at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust and

URGENT VISITOR/PATIENT NOTICE – hospital currently very busy

April 1, 2019

URGENT VISITOR/PATIENT NOTICE – The hospital is currently very busy. Our A&E Unit are prioritising patients with medical emergencies and in order of clinical need. For all minor injuries and minor illnesses please contact your GP surgery or dial NHS 111 in the first instance.

First wave of trainees set to become qualified Nursing Associates!

March 25, 2019

A national pilot designed to train a new generation of frontline nursing staff has been successful as the first wave of recruits are set to become qualified Nursing Associates. The Nursing Associate is a new member of the nursing family and part of the plan to expand and diversify the NHS workforce. The trainees have