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One GP surgery in Bedford Borough recently received over 45,000 telephone calls in one month – well over the pre-pandemic norm of 27-29,000 calls. David Picking, head of primary care...
A mother, who had already lost a child, has described how Bedford Hospital left her feeling “bottom of the barrel” and “insignificant” when suffering a miscarriage. The mother of one, who wishes to remain...
Bedfordshire Hospitals’ porter Ravi Mahay went to an official reception at No. 10 Downing Street on 24 May. Hosted by the prime minister, the reception was held to thank the efforts of NHS staff throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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...
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...
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Hospital chiefs have committed themselves to keeping and improving maternity services in Bedford. The service was rated inadequate following a Care Quality Commission (CQC) unannounced visit on...
Maternity chiefs are set to be grilled by councillors about their improvement plans after inspectors found there was a risk of baby abduction at Bedford Hospital...
In response to a damning report into maternity services at Bedford Hospital, Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has made two key maternity leadership appointments to strengthen its leadership team...
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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...
Dorothy Hosein has today (20 January 2021) stepped down as chief executive of the beleaguered East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust following a period of ill health. Medical director and deputy chief executive, Dr Tom Davis...
Health chiefs at Bedford Hospital have sought to reassure patients after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated maternity services 'inadequate'. David Carter, chief executive at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and chief nurse, Liz Lees...
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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...