New Children’s A&E department at Bedford Hospital gets £20,000 boost

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Judy Greevy and Jenny Williams from Bedford Hospital Charity & Friends with Martin Wilson and Steve Joyce from Bedfordshire Freemasons

Bedford Hospital Charity & Friends’ £1m fundraising appeal received a welcome boost this week, thanks to a £20,000 donation from Bedfordshire Freemasons.

The appeal is raising funds to enhance the A&E provision at Bedford Hospital by installing a new dedicated Paediatric A&E department.

A trip to A&E can be especially frightening for children, and this new facility will offer dedicated resources for younger patients, in a much more child-friendly environment.

Speaking about the £20,000 donation from Bedfordshire Freemasons and the central Freemasons Charity, the MCF, Deborah Inskip OBE DL, chairman of Bedford Hospital Charity & Friends, said: “We are delighted to accept this most generous donation to help us fund the improvements to the A&E department at Bedford Hospital.

“The new Paediatric A&E and the CT scanner will make a huge difference to how care can be provided in our emergency department. Such wonderful support for these important developments is greatly appreciated.”

Tony Henderson, the head of Bedfordshire Freemasons said: “There are few of us that haven’t had to take our children or grandchildren to A&E at some point, and we all aware of how scary that can be.

“We are very pleased to have been able to contribute to making this wonderful new facility a reality.”

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