Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Health

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Bedford Hospital Hydrotherapy Pool
Health bosses at Bedford Hospital are reviewing the suitability of their Hydrotherapy Pool, the only one in Bedfordshire, after it was closed without warning in December...
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...
Public Health England have issued a warning to anyone who is not properly vaccinated against measles to get the MMR jab or they risk catching and spreading the virus...
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...
Moorfields overall good rating
Bedford Moorfields Eye Hospital has been given an overall 'good' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It had previously been rated as 'requiring improvement'...
Omar Kouch of The Scruff
Omar Kouch, drummer with Bedford band, The Scruff, is currently on the transplant waiting list. He's been waiting nine months for a new kidney. Thousands of people in danger...
Cervical Screening
Women across Bedford Borough are being reminded of the importance of cervical screening as one in four women fail to respond to reminders from GPs for the potentially life-saving health check....
A campaign to promote open and healthy debate about mental health and highlight support available in the area has received some welcome exposure at the Elstow Park and Ride.
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...
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...