Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Health

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Staywell
Last year, over 30,00 older people across Bedfordshire and Luton failed to take up the offer of a free flue jab, leaving them vulnerable during the winter months. Many of those caught the virus...
Bedford Hospital entrancevideo
Bedford Hospital has been given an overall 'requires improvement' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following their latest report with Urgent and Emergency services getting worse...
Homeless Adamvideo
This week is the UK's first Homelessness Awareness Week, a series of events in Bedford to highlight awareness of the challenges facing homeless people, the charities helping then and break the...
An Ear to Hear
Takeover Challenge Healthy Eating: an interview with Hannah Brown from An Ear To Hear Hannah Brown has built her own company, ‘AnEarToHear’, with the aim to help those with an eating disorder feel they can talk about...
World Prematurity Day
Today is World Prematurity Day, which aims to raise awareness of premature births and the concerns of premature babies and their families worldwide. 15 million babies are born prematurely every year and one million of these will not...
Eden Owens
Bedford town bridge has been lit up for Baby Loss Awareness UK Week, which aims to raise awareness of the tragedy that parents face when they lose a baby and the organisations set up to help them. Daniel and Joanne...
Moon Damian Ratcliffe
This lunar marvel was taken by local 'hobby' photographer Damian Ratcliffe, who shared the piece to the We Are Bedford Facebook group. He took up photography as a distraction from his depression about five years...
Putnoe Medical Centre
A partial victory has been won by local campaigners, following Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group's announcement that they have agreed a new two year contract to continue to deliver walk in services at Putnoe Medial Centre....