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PPE
The national shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the escalating coronavirus pandemic has been well documented in the media and the...
Coronavirus public parks sign
I was 14 when lockdown started, and I was happy. I lived in a lovely big house with a big garden surrounded by fields and friendly neighbours, so I really had everything to keep me occupied, or so I...
Coronavirus
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Borough has now reached 139 and Bedford Hospital is preparing for the inevitable increase in the...
Bedford Hospital entrance
Bedford Hospital has confirmed they are treating a patient with COVID-19 (coronavirus). It is the first case in Bedford. In a statement to the Bedford Independent just before midnight yesterday...
Newborn baby
Following an inspection in November 2020, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has warned Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that it must make significant and immediate improvements to the maternity services at Bedford Hospital and has served...
Putnoe walk-in centre
Politicians and pressure groups have called for Putnoe Walk-In Centre’s future to be guaranteed, after health bosses revealed their plans for a maximum...
Devonshire Arms
A number of Bedford's pub landlords and bar owners have hit out at the latest government coronavirus restrictions, which place Bedford Borough in...
Nurse
A partnership with NHS England, Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care System (BLMK ICS) is offering ten fully-funded fast track training contracts...
coronavirus testing
An investigation into Bedford's coronavirus (COVID-19) rate of infection suggests the Borough is seeing a fall in its R-Number. The two-week investigation by Public Health England and the Joint...
Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes mental health experts have collaborated together to create a range of wellbeing webinars for 2021. Three leading Talking Therapy teams from Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)...
Virus hunters are hoping to be able to stamp down on the latest fast spreading coronavirus variant before it can tighten its grip on Bedford. They are carrying out a two-pronged strategy...
coronavirus testing
Parents of middle school and secondary school-age children having trouble getting hold of a home test kit for Covid-19 (coronavirus) are being advised to keep trying...