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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

New Medical Director for Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

August 4, 2016

Mr Paul Tisi has, this week, started in his new role as Medical Director for Bedford Hospital NHS Trust. The Medical Director is the most senior medical position in the Trust, providing senior clinical leadership to the Trust and its Board of Directors. The Medical Director is also a crucial link between clinicians and the Board

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