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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...
NHS Blood and Transplant has triggered an “amber alert” today (Wednesday) meaning hospitals have been asked to put in place management plans to protect blood stocks...
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...
A stethoscope resting on doctor's (GP) notes
More needs to be done to encourage newly qualified doctors to choose a career as a Bedford GP,  a meeting heard. On Monday, Dr Jane Kocen, from the King Street Surgery, took the...
A Facebook support group aimed at bringing isolated new mums together during the pandemic lockdowns has come up with a unique way to thank Bedford Hospital's Cygnet Wing...
Bedford Health Village
Plans to relocate four De Parys Group surgeries to a new purpose-built 'health hub' on Kimbolton Road are being put to patients to find out their views. The ambition is to provide...
A stethoscope resting on doctor's (GP) notes
Joined up health and care services is one of the benefits the new Integrated Care System for Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes will bring. That is according to a report...
Newborn baby
Bedfordshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is seeing ‘really positive signs of improvement’ after an ‘in-depth’ plan was started to address...
Midwives from overseas are being recruited to help Bedfordshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust fill its vacancies in the face of a national shortage....
Midwives at Bedford Hospital were delighted to welcome the arrival of six babies on Christmas Day and another six on New Year’s Day. The first baby born in the early...
A leather clad Santa revved into Bedford hospital on a motorbike yesterday delivering some much-needed Christmas cheer to patients and staff. The big man was joined by several...
Bedford Hospital entrance
Bedford Borough Council’s Adult Services is working more closely with partners on hospital discharges and to support people to get them home safely, a meeting heard. Kate Walker...