Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Health

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blood test
Frustrated patients are being turned away from blood test appointments at Bedford Hospital due to logistics problems with a supplier to the NHS...
Newborn baby
Hospital chiefs are set to allow more birth partners to be with mums in labour in Bedford. Restrictions on visitors to the maternity unit at the hospital...
Bedford Hospital entrance
Hospital chiefs were put on the spot over people seen breaking coronavirus guidelines at a meeting yesterday (Monday). The health overview and scrutiny...
Yesterday (Monday), Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced details of a new three-tier lockdown system in England, but what does it mean for Bedford?...
Mohammad Yasin
The reduction in test and trace services in Bedford was raised in the House of Commons today, when Mohammad Yasin MP questioned the Prime Minister...
Mental health
Today (Saturday), is World Mental Health Day (WMHD) and whilst the world will recognise this and share messages of support, Bedford Samaritans Volunteers...
‘Every Mind Matters’ is the focus of this year's World Mental Health Day in Bedford on Saturday (10 October).And while ordinarily, Harpur Square...
coronavirus
Fourteen cases of coronavirus have been linked to a local construction project as public health chiefs warn of an exponential rise in coronavirus across Bedford borough. The building project...
coronavirus testing
It was revealed today (Monday) that the Covid-19 testing facility located at Borough Hall in Bedford will reduce from seven to four days a week, despite...
Coronavirus snapshot 2 oct
Bedford Mayor has once again warned of localised additional restrictions in the Borough after a rapid increased in positive coronavirus cases in the area. 72 people have tested positive in...
SpeakOn Mental Health
A new series of online events, aimed at promoting support and awareness for mental health issues is starting today. Set up by Bedfordian, Yolanda Copes-Stepney, the series is designed to help tackle the...
GP doctor
A family doctor sprang to the defence of a controversial new health body by saying it has passed his ‘poo test’. The creation of one single clinical commissioning group covering Bedfordshire, Luton, and Milton Keynes, has...