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Baby Anaya was born at 00.17 on new year's day. Image: Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
A pair of twins were among the 31 'bundles of joy' welcomed into the world at the maternity units at Bedford Hospital and the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital on Christmas Day and New Year's...
Mayor Tom Wootton
Bedford’s mayor has said borough residents have waited long enough for new GP surgeries. Mayor Tom Wootton told the Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS) that his administration has “come to...
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...
Bedford Hospital Hydrotherapy Pool
Hydrotherapy pool services are due to resume in Bedford from next year, after stopping during the Covid pandemic, a meeting heard. Patients with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic pain...
Bedford Hospital Hydrotherapy Pool
Since its closure in 2019, Bedford's hydrotherapy pool at Gilbert Hitchcock House has been much missed by the patients that relied on it. Deemed uneconomical to repair in 2019, hydrotherapy services...
Dr Rima Makarem Image supplied by BLMK ICB
A lack of GPs is a national issue and just building new surgeries won’t solve the problem, a local NHS leader has said. Dr Rima Makarem, the chair of Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board...
Two high-profile primary health projects in Bedford borough have “some challenges” to be met before they can be delivered, a meeting heard. A report presented to the BLMK Integrated Care Board...
Local health bosses will work with partners to explore opportunities and alternative funding to support services across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes, a meeting heard...
Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes health bosses had to turn down the opportunity to train eight GPs due to a lack of space. But there isn’t enough funding to provide...
The NHS is asking patients to use services wisely during industrial action and take simple steps to help ensure care is available to those patients who need it most...
Ambulances parked in a row
The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) NHS Trust has made significant progress in tackling a culture of sexual harassment, having been under a legally enforceable...
Following an inspection in August and September, Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It is the first...