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Vaccination Image: Katja Fuhlert/Pixabay
Children whose vaccinations are not up to date can attend any one of a series of clinics over the summer. Venues across Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes are hosting the catch-up...
Mental health man holding his face in his hands in despair.
A specialist unit for young people experiencing complex mental health difficulties will always find space for an emergency, a meeting heard. A joint meeting of Bedford Borough Council’s Children’s...
child mental health
Waiting lists for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is stressful for those in need, their parents/guardians, and the clinicians, a meeting heard. A joint meeting with Bedford...
A moving and hard-hitting documentary about the struggles and profound effects of mental health has been made by a Bedford-based wellbeing coach and local filmmakers. Sophie Whelan, the founder...
Doctor's desk and stethoscope. Image: Summit Art Creations/Shutterstock
A boost to come for GP patients in north Bedford, as they will be able to enjoy the new improved facilities, when The De Parys Avenue Surgery, moves to the renovated Enhanced Service Centre in Kimbolton Road...
Cervical Screening poster reminding people to check book their cervical screening
"We need to see more women coming forward for their cervical screening appointments when invited," said Steve Russel, Chief Delivery Officer and National Director for Vaccinations...
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...
Hot dog: Protect vulnerable people and pets as temperatures rise. Image: Bedford Borough Council
Bedford joins much of the rest of England today as a yellow heat health alert has been put in place, indicating weather conditions could pose a risk to those who are particularly vulnerable...
Bedford Hospital entrance
If it wasn’t for the hospital bed, you’d be forgiven for thinking this was a cosy room in someone’s house. Soft furnishings and butterfly themed art adorn the walls, but the air is...
Wixams from The Causeway. Image: Google Maps Oct 2022
As some of our readers will know, Wixams is a relatively new housing development and parish located just outside of the main town of Bedford. It boasts lakes and vibrant brightly coloured...
Bedfordshire Hospital Trust has blamed its "ageing estate" for one of the highest rises in the cost of high-risk repairs backlog in England, with a 161% increase year on year. High-risk repairs are those which must...
Syringe in the sink at Bedford A&E department. Image David Williamson
A spokesperson for Bedford Hospital has apologised to a patient after they were pricked by a discarded syringe in a hand basin. David Williamson was visiting Bedford on Tuesday (2 April) when he was taken ill...