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Bedford Borough has now recorded over 10,000 positive cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. Government data says there have now been 10,595 positive cases of COVID-19 in...
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Around half of the patients in hospitals across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes have covid, a meeting was told. Although the actual number of patients was not reported to the governing body of the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes...
In the week she turned 100, Bedford care home resident, Norah Gould has received the best belated birthday present she could have asked for. Today (Wednesday), Norah and the other residents and...
Dorothy Hosein has today (20 January 2021) stepped down as chief executive of the beleaguered East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust following a period of ill health. Medical director and deputy chief executive, Dr Tom Davis...
Bedford's chief nurse and deputy chief nurse were both at the forefront of the CCG's rollout of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccine to the Borough's care homes. As reported in the Bedford Independent last week, the government has demanded that all care home...
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Local health chiefs were grilled by councillors for not releasing information about Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccinations in Bedford. Some elected members at the borough council believe a reluctance to provide up to date information is causing...
Systemic racism and a lack of trust in authority could be helping push high rates of Covid-19 (coronavirus) infection in Bedford, a meeting heard. A Bedford Borough Council meeting yesterday (Monday) saw a league table of recent cases...
Bedford Samaritans would like everyone to connect over a virtual cuppa this year as their annual Brew Monday event goes online. This year, Brew Monday is today (18 January), the third Monday in January which is sometimes known as ‘Blue Monday’...
Before March 2020, Marianna Slivnitskaya was a fit and healthy mother of teenage twins with a job in London and a passion for running. She ran regularly with her friends from Transition Coaching, exercised six days a week and was...
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Bedford Borough Council has paid £6.5million to local businesses that have had to close during lockdown. The automatic payment made on Friday (15 January) is to support businesses with their premises costs and...
Vaccine elderly
People are being warned to be vigilant as a growing number of scams are appearing and asking for people's financial details to register for a COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccination Police forces across...
Health chiefs at Bedford Hospital have sought to reassure patients after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated maternity services 'inadequate'. David Carter, chief executive at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and chief nurse, Liz Lees...