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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...
Victoria Ward Nursery Rhyme Tiles
Bedford Hospital's application to remove over 20 historic nursery rhyme tiles has been rejected by Bedford Borough Council. The hospital said the application was made after...
Bedford Hospital North Wing / Gilbert Hitchcock House on Kimbolton Road (image: Google, Streetview November 2020)
Bedford Borough Council has confirmed that work is due to start "imminently" to create the new £24 million Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) and Primary Care Facilities at Bedford North Wing...
David Fowler and Victoria Ward tiles history panel
The latest addition to Bedford Hospital details the background to the historic Victoria Ward tiles which have been on display since 1897. The tiles...
Nurses at the Rapid Relief Team UK (RRT) appreciation lunches at Bedford Hospital and Luton and Dunstable University Hospital for International Nurses Day. Image: RRT
The Rapid Relief Team UK (RRT) charity has served 2,100 meals to nurses at Bedford Hospital and Luton and Dunstable University Hospital during 'appreciation lunches' to say "thank you" for dedicating...
Bedford Renal Unit. Image: Google Maps image capture July 2016 ©Google
Bedford and Kempston MP, Mohammad Yasin, has urged Rishi Sunak to "commit all necessary resources" to reopening Bedford Renal Unit, which shut on 6 March. In Prime Minister’s Questions...
A scheduled strike involving Healthcare Assistants at Bedford Hospital and Luton & Dunstable Hospital has been called off. Healthcare Assistants at Bedford Hospital have...
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...
Bedford Hospital Hydrotherapy Pool
Talks are continuing between a health authority and potential partners to provide hydrotherapy pool services in Bedfordshire. Patients with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic pain, neurological disorders...
The move to a larger NHS 111 contact centre in Bedford will “enhance the service” it provides to the area, the operator has said. There was an official opening of the new centre at Technology House...
Lord-Lieutenant Susan Lousada opens the new facility at Bedford Hospital as staff look on. Image: Bedford Hospital
Next week a new expanded, modern and purpose-built outpatient facility at Bedford Hospital will begin treating patients, with the hope of improving patient experiences and reducing waiting...
Putnoe Medical Centre
A local councillor has welcomed the news that Putnoe Walk-In Cente will remain open until at least March 2024, but says that the service must be secured on a permanent basis to...