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coronavirus
Additional testing of close contacts will be carried out at two educational settings in Bedford Borough after the council was notified of seven cases of a variant known as VOC-21APR-02 (first identified in India)...
Residents have reacted angrily to a spate of stickers spotted throughout the town, spreading anti-vax and conspiracy misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic. The stickers purport to be from...
Today (Monday), marks the launch of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week, dedicated to raising awareness of mental health in the UK. Now in its 21st year, the campaign...
A Bedford firm that was awarded six government PPE contracts totalling £160m has been added to the list of those being investigated by the Good Law Project as being in a 'VIP lane' for preferential...
Doctor / GP / medical
Whole communities across the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes region are not being effectively served by diagnostic services but NHS chiefs are struggling to find solutions, a meeting heard...
coronavirus
We are regularly updating this blog with the latest coronavirus statistics from Public Health England and any further details we receive from Bedford Hospital. All data is correct at time of...
Patients and staff will be able to access Hosptial Radio Bedford (HRB) shows more easily and without the need for a laptop, tablet or smartphone, thanks to courtesy speakers provided as part of a new...
blood test
Blood test appointments from 1 March onwards at Gilbert Hitchcock House (North Wing) can now be made using their new booking system. Patients can now book a blood test, sometimes on the same day, and there will be early appointments...
The new Chief Executive of the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) has spoken of the 'culture change' needed at the service. Tom Abel will take up the role in the autumn from...
Mental health
Bedfordshire Police force's mental health street triage (MHST) team have given the BBC unprecedented access to highlight the surge in demand for their services during the pandemic...
Hands Face Space
Bedfordians are being urged to follow 'Hands, Face, Space and Fresh Air' advice this bank holiday weekend, after cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) rose across the Borough. Following the lifting...
A new dedicated website resource for mums and families has been created and designed by those who have been through perinatal mental illness themselves...