Friday, September 20, 2019

Health

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Child walking with backpack
Bedford and Kempston's Conservative Parliamentary Candidate, Ryan Henson, has welcomed his party's initiative to offer mental health training to all local schools and colleges...
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...
Pete Thompson
Bedford’s Pete Thompson has skipped his way into the Guinness Book of Records for the second time, achieving 117 double under crosses in a minute in...
Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is at the forefront of a fundamental change in the way the NHS delivers healthcare with the aim of improving quality of care and increasing the wellbeing of patients. The CCG...
Jon Pauling Bedford Hospital 'North Wing' fire6
Questions have been raised about the level of security put in place by NHS Property Services at Shires Houses, with people saying the fire was "only a matter of time" and that...
Smoking
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust has announced that from Monday 1 April it will become smoke-free – both at South Wing and Gilbert Hitchcock House on Kimbolton Road...
The dedication and commitment of outstanding NHS staff from Bedfordshire and Luton has been celebrated at a glittering awards event in London, with three Bedford-based winners.
Deirdre Fowler
Bedford Hospital has appointed Deirdre Fowler, on secondment, as director of nursing and patient services. Deirdre has been working in the NHS for over 30 years...
Over 70s exercise
If you're over 70, the Sports Development team's range of gentle exercise classes could be the perfect way to keep moving, try something new and meet new people...
Eating Disorders week
As part of Eating Disorder Awareness The Higgins Bedford has been hosting the region's very first Recovery Fayre. The started conversations around all eating disorders...