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Non-executive Director vacancy

August 9, 2017

We are currently looking for a new non-executive director to join our board. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust experiences busiest A&E period in history

July 12, 2017

Bedford Hospital is experiencing the busiest A&E period in its history with ever increasing acuity of patients and has continued to face these challenges on a daily basis without turning patients away. All patients arriving at our A&E department are seen in order of clinical need. On Monday(10 July) we saw over 280 attendances at

Bedford Hospital plays key role in new ground-breaking cancer study

June 27, 2017

A national scientific study led by two Bedford Hospital and Cambridge University Hospital Oncologists has profoundly reduced the painful nail damage caused by one of the most commonly used chemotherapy drugs. Dr Robert Thomas and Dr Sarah Smith led this study with the help of The National Cancer Research Clinical Trials Development Committee, advisors from

Annual General Meeting 2017

June 27, 2017

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust has had a great year with some exciting plans ahead. Want to find out more? Then come along to our Annual General Meeting to be held on Wednesday 5 July at Kings House, 245 Ampthill Road, Bedford MK42 9AZ from 6pm to 7.30pm. The Trust’s Executive Team will be present to

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