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Orchard (Maternity) Ward

Ward Manager Susan Prince
Matron Amanda Pachulski
Telephone 01234 792070 or Bleep 142

About Orchard Ward

Orchard Ward is Bedford Hospital’s maternity ward and is based in Cygnet Wing, the Trust’s dedicated women’s and children’s unit.

The ward cares for pregnant women with high blood pressure, diabetes and other high risk pregnancy conditions, and for postnatal women and their babies. The ward has 24 beds across five bays and four side rooms, as well as a dining room, shower facilities and a nursery.

When a patient arrives on the ward they will be greeted by a member of staff and shown around. They will then be settled into their bed, and if postponed mum and baby will be checked over by a member of staff.

Orchard ward


Partners and parents own children may visit between 8am and 9pm. Other adult relatives and friends may visit between 2pm and 8pm.

Children (other than the parents own children) are not permitted to visit. Anyone with symptoms of flu or sickness and diarrhoea is asked not visit the hospital to avoid the possible spread of infection.

Where to Find Us

The Orchard Maternity Ward can be found on the second floor of the Cygnet Wing Women and Children’s Unit and is served by Reception G.

Please see it on the map below with the reference number 32.


Bedford Hospital Map


You can find out more about Orchard ward and see pictures by taking our online tour.

Ward Name

Orchard (Maternity) Ward

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