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Richard Wells Ward

About Richard Wells Ward


Elective Orthopaedic and Breast Surgery


Ward Manager


Carol Bird




Debbie Hue



Orthopaedics – 01234 792245 or 01234 355122 ext: 2245

Breast surgery – 01234 355122 ext 2245


Contact for queries


Nurse in Charge, Ward Manager or Sister



Gynaecology, Orthopaedic and Breast

  • Mr ShanKarappa
  • Mr Charfare
  • Mr Garde
  • Mr Muttalib
  • Mr Singh
  • Mr Edge
  • Mr Nayak
  • Mr George Malah
  • Mr Sood


Description of the department:


Elective Surgery

  • Care for patients who are having joint replacements and elective surgery

Routine of what happens on the Ward:


We care for the patients who are coming for elective procedures, including joint replacements, breast surgery as well as minor elective procedures.


Visiting Times:

Daily from 2pm – 5.30pm and 6.15pm – 8pm

Visiting is not permitted between 5pm and 6.15pm unlessby prior arrangement and agreement with ward staff. This is to ensure patients have uninterrupted time in which to eat their evening meal. All visiting outside designated visiting hours must be agreed with the nurse in charge.

If you would like to assist with the care of your relative outside of normal visiting hours, please speak to the nurse in charge.

Where to find us

The Richard Wells Ward can be found on the first floor of the ward block and is serviced by the Main Reception located on Kempston Road.

Please see it on the map below with the reference number 21.

Bedford Hospital Map

Protected Meal times:

Breakfast: 8.00 am – 9.15 am

Lunch: 12.00 pm – 1.30 pm

Evening meal: 5.00 pm – 6.15 pm

How many beds:



Valuables and Property:

Please note the Trust cannot be held liable for your valuables and property during your hospital stay. Please do not bring jewellery, valuables or large sums of money into hospital, as we cannot be held responsible for their safety. You will only need a small amount of money for such things as newspapers and soft drinks. A cash machine, should you need it, is available in the hospital’s Kempston Road reception area.

Please note that space is very limited on the wards and thieves do target public places such as hospitals.


Privacy and Dignity:

For more information about how the hospital is working to eliminate mixed sex sleeping, toilet and washing facilities, please visit the privacy and dignity pages of the website.

Other information

Please be aware that, for health and safety reasons, flowers and plants are not permitted on the ward, and only two visitors are permitted per bed.


Richard Wells Ward

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Richard Wells Ward

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