Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Health

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Washing Hands
'Wash your hands' is the message from Bedfordshire and Luton Clinical Commissioning Groups this winter as they urge people to practice good hand hygiene for protection against...
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...
Back and Body Clinic Great Denham
An award-winning clinic specialising in helping people with aches, pains and injuries has opened a centre in Great Denham. The Back and Body Clinic have picked up a number of awards, most...
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...
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...
Hannah Brown
Hannah Brown is bringing a fashion show with a difference to Bedford town centre for World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10 October, promoting positive body...
MIND donation
The mental health and wellbeing charity, Mind BLMK has been awarded £10,000 raised by a charity triathlon with a difference, held by a leading house...
Fire & rescue support ambulance service
Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue is the latest service to join the East of England Emergency Service NHS Trust's (EEAST) new Falls Response Programme...
Bedford Hospital entrance
Nearly £1m of much-needed cash for Bedford Hospital is going to waste because of restrictions in the government’s apprenticeship levy scheme according to health worker...
Nigel Bunney at Emmaus
A formerly homeless man is now in his own home and volunteering for local charity Emmaus Village Carlton that helped him overcome a life-time of mental...
Crisis cafe
A crisis cafe is being launched in Bedford this month, providing support and a safe place for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis...
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.