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Retired Consultant honoured in Queen’s Birthday List

June 20, 2017

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust is delighted to announce that one of our retired consultants, Dr Ramesh Mehta, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List announced on 16 June 2017 with an appointment of the officer of the Order of British Empire (OBE) for services to the NHS. Dr Mehta, until his recent retirement,

Update – Cyber Attack

May 15, 2017

16 May 2017 – UPDATE – CYBER ATTACK All connections to external systems including emails have now been re-connected. NO patient appointments or operations were cancelled during this time as a result of the cyber-attack. If you have emailed the hospital about a non-urgent matter over the past four days and are awaiting a response,

May bank holiday pharmacy opening times

April 24, 2017

The NHS is reminding people in Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes and Luton where they can access expert medical treatment during the May bank holiday weekend (29 April – 1 May 2017). Patients can save time in the waiting room by visiting their pharmacist for quick, confidential advice on a range of common illnesses. Aly Rashid, NHS England’s

New Nursing Associate Trainees begin course in Bedfordshire

April 4, 2017

A new course which will train over 40 Nursing Associates to support healthcare in Bedfordshire has been officially launched. The Nursing Associate Trainees is a new member of the nursing family and part of the plan to expand and diversify the NHS workforce. The trainees will be highly trained and work alongside Clinical Support Workers

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