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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...
Bedford Fire and Rescue Bedford North Wing Fire
What started as a "small fire" at Bedford's 'North Wing' Hospital last night, turned into a major emergency with over 60 firefighters from Bedford, Kempston, Potton, Luton and...
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...
blood test
Frustrated patients are being turned away from blood test appointments at Bedford Hospital due to logistics problems with a supplier to the NHS...
Putnoe Medical Centre
A GP's surgery in Bedford has made the decision to employ a security guard on its premises to protect its staff and patients from an increasing number of verbal and physical threats...
Bedford Hospital entrance
The number of coronavirus patients being treated at Bedford Hospital has risen to 12, it has been confirmed. The current total of cases in the UK is 11,658...
Bedford Hospital entrance
The Bedford Independent has learned that hand sanitisers have been stolen from wards at Bedford Hospital. It comes after shop shelves have been cleared...
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...
Bedfordians have been reacting to last night's fire which destroyed Shires House, a part of the former Bedford Hospital North Wing. Shires House was a Grade II listed...
A scheduled strike involving Healthcare Assistants at Bedford Hospital and Luton & Dunstable Hospital has been called off. Healthcare Assistants at Bedford Hospital have...
Victoria Ward Nursery Rhyme Tiles
Plans to remove much-loved Victorian tiles depicting famous nursery rhymes from a ward at Bedford Hospital, have been labelled as "cultural vandalism" by campaigners who say...
Bedford Hospital entrance
Health chiefs are set to begin trials next week to start allowing visitors back onto the adult wards at Bedford Hospital.A meeting also heard yesterday...