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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

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust hits A&E target despite exceptional pressure on service

April 13, 2016

More than 95 per cent of patients attending accident and emergency at Bedford Hospital in 2015/16 were seen, treated, admitted or discharged within four hours. This is one of the government’s key access targets and a patient right within the NHS Constitution. It is expected that only a small number of acute trusts in the

Plans placed to keep patients safe during junior doctors’ strike

April 5, 2016

Plans are in place at Bedford Hospital to keep patients safe ahead of the junior doctors’ strike planned for 6 and 7 April. The hospital has over 100 junior doctors working across both South and North Wings that work on various rotas over a wide range of specialities. On days during strike action, the hospital

Children on Riverbank Ward at Bedford Hospital have a hopping good Easter

March 29, 2016

It is always heartening to see the local community coming together to make younger patients feel special during the holidays, and thanks to the generosity of two independent groups of  Bedfordians the children on Riverbank Ward at Bedford Hospital had a hopping good Easter, with special treats being delivered two days in a row. On

Bedford medical director seconded to university hospital

March 22, 2016

Bedford hospital is pleased to announce the secondment of its executive medical director, Colette Marshall, to University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) from 1 April 2016. The secondment, as deputy medical director, will support Colette’s continuing development in medical management by placing her in one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the