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Bedford Hospital NHS Trust announced as Lead Partner to deliver training for new Nursing Associate role

December 2, 2016

Bedford Hospital has been announced as one of the Lead Partners to deliver the Health Education England (HEE) second wave of training for the new nursing associate role. Some 24 sites across the country have been selected in this new tranche to deliver the training over two years joining 11 sites announced in October. The

Inaccurate media reporting about the future of Bedford Hospital’s Services

November 23, 2016

Stephen Conroy, Chief Executive, Bedford Hospital NHS Trust said, “You may have recently seen a number of media reports relating to the future of Bedford Hospital. These have been on the back of the recent publication of the Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs). Plans to date are all publicly available. The reporting contains a number


November 16, 2016

A public summary of the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) sustainability and transformation plan (STP) was published on Tuesday, 15 November, along with the official publication of the full draft plan for the local area. Both versions of the plan were published on the new BLMK STP website, www.blmkstp.co.uk/publications/ Twelve local NHS organisations and

Bedford Hospital aims to enhance patient safety, comfort and care, with Agfa HealthCare’s digital radiography systems

October 25, 2016

Agfa HealthCare has installed four DR Retrofit direct radiography (DR) solutions with Cesium Iodide detectors and two computed radiography (CR) systems at the Bedford Hospital NHS Trust. Offering excellent image quality, a smooth workflow and the potential for patient radiation dose reduction, these solutions will support the hospital to enhance patient comfort and care. Fast,

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire officially opens Bedford Hospital’s redeveloped Macmillan Primrose Unit

October 21, 2016

Bedford Hospital held the official opening ceremony of the redeveloped Macmillan Primrose Unit last night. The redeveloped unit was opened by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Helen Nellis and counted members of the Hospital’s Trust Board and Bedford Hospitals Charity among its attendees, as well as representatives from the late Jayne Beard’s family. The redevelopment project

Hospital Board members committed to excellent staff wellbeing with winter flu vaccinations

October 6, 2016

Members of Bedford Hospital’s Trust Board got their flu vaccinations today as they urge all their colleagues to do the same by leading by example. With flu season once again upon us, Bedford Hospital is determined to make sure that they protect their staff and their patients by achieving high uptake rates of staff receiving

Young cancer patients have a trip to the safari park

September 13, 2016

Bedford Hospital’s young cancer patients (past and present) and their families were treated to a day out at the safari park. The trip was organised using kind donations fundraised by staff at Bedford Hospital, patient families and the public, and was an opportunity for the children and their families to get to know one another

Bedford hospital’s wards receive recognition for support of older people

August 31, 2016

Bedford Hospital’s Harpur and Elizabeth wards have both received an award of the Elder Friendly Quality Mark in recognition of the support the ward staff give to older people. This mark puts them in a group of only 32 wards across the country to have achieved this recognition. Patients over the age of 65 were

Heatwave health advice – look out for those who are vulnerable in hot weather and help them keep cool and well

August 24, 2016

While most people enjoy the sunny weather, very high temperatures are a real health risk for many, especially older people, babies and very young children, and anyone with breathing problems or many other health conditions. As the temperature rises and a mini-heatwave gets underway, doctors in Bedfordshire are urging people to look out for friends

Video published to inform Bedford patients before their scan

August 17, 2016

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust has teamed up with the Oxford Biomedical Imaging Network to produce an informative video for patients to find out more about their upcoming computerised tomography (CT) scan. Thousands of local patients visit Bedford Hospital each year to have CT scans, which use X-rays and a computer to create detailed images of the