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Healthcare Review work to be continued within Sustainability and Transformation Plan process

August 2, 2016

It has been agreed by the clinical commissioning groups for Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes and NHS England that the Healthcare Review is to be progressed as an integral part of the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) process for Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes and Luton. As the Healthcare Review and the STP process are both aiming to

Is A&E right for me?

July 27, 2016

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust is urging the local public to attend Accident and Emergency for major medical emergencies and injuries only as the number of patients attending the department with minor illnesses and injuries continues to increase.   Some patients use A&E inappropriately, when they would be much better served by visiting or calling their

Is A&E right for me?

July 22, 2016

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust is urging the local public to attend Accident and Emergency for major medical emergencies and injuries only as the number of patients attending the department with minor illnesses and injuries continues to increase. Some patients may use A&E inappropriately, when they would be much better served by visiting or calling their

New maternity ultrasound for expectant mums at Bedford Hospital

July 21, 2016

Bedford Hospital celebrated a new ultrasound scanner in its maternity unit last Thursday. The piece of equipment uses new technology to produce more accurate images and will allow the unit to create additional capacity for local, expectant mums to attend for scans of their unborn babies in the future. The modern scanner was bought with

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)

June 29, 2016

Members of the public are invited to attend Bedford Hospital’s Annual General Meeting on the evening of Wednesday 6 July. The meeting will take place at Kings House, Ampthill Road, Bedford and will run from 6 – 7.30pm. It is an opportunity to find out about the hospital’s performance over the last financial year, learn

Bedford Hospital welcomes visit from Lord-Lieutenant

June 28, 2016

The Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Mrs Helen Nellis has visited Bedford Hospital to see the facilities, meet staff and patients and to learn more about the future plans of the hospital. HM Lord-Lieutenant is The Queen’s representative in Bedfordshire and plays an important role in relation to local, civic, business, industrial, social and community life. Accompanied by

Bedford Hospital to carry out patient survey

June 20, 2016

Bedford Hospital will soon be carrying out a patient survey to find out what you think about your care here. This is part of a national programme to improve patients’ experiences whilst they are in hospital. Your views matter to us. Taking part in the survey is voluntary and all answers are strictly confidential. If you

Bedford Hospital celebrates International Nurse’s Day

May 12, 2016

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust is marking international nurses’ day on the 12 May by sharing the experience of one of their Spanish nurses. The hospital employed over 100 international nurses during 2015/16 as part of a major overseas recruitment drive to reduce the vacancy rate within the trust.  Nurses were employed from India and Spain

NHS in Bedfordshire is prepared for two days of industrial action

April 22, 2016

NHS organisations in Bedfordshire have detailed plans in place to ensure patients receive safe and appropriate treatment during the industrial action by junior doctors which is planned for 26 and 27 April 2016. Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG) is working closely with GP surgeries, local hospitals and other health and care services to address the

CQC inspection highlights Bedford Hospital improvements

April 20, 2016

The CQC has published its report and ratings into its inspection of our hospital today. Overall, the trust was rated as ‘requires improvement’. In terms of the CQC’s five domains, we were rated as ‘good’ for being caring, and rated as ‘requires improvement’ for being safe, effective, responsive and well-led. The CQC rated four of