Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of the eye and visual system.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) is a surgical speciality dealing with diseases and conditions of the face, mouth, neck and jaws, as well as structures related to those areas e.g. […]
Orchard Gynaecology Ward is an 11-bedded ward providing a 24 hour acute service for women with gynaecological problems. All emergency patients with gynaecological or early pregnancy disorders are cared for […]
Orchard Ward is Bedford Hospital’s maternity ward and is based in Cygnet Wing, the Trust’s dedicated women’s and children’s unit. The ward cares for pregnant women with high blood pressure, […]
Information for Overseas Visitors about hospital treatment and paying for care The NHS is a state funded organisation which provides free hospital treatment to people who are ordinarily resident and […]
We are regularly reviewing our visiting policy and are currently piloting pre-booked visiting appointments on some of our wards with the overall objective of allowing visitors to all relevant areas and wards across both hospital sites as soon as it is safe to do so. Please note that if there are significant changes to the local rates of infection, we may need to put full restrictions back in place at short notice for the safety of our patients and staff.
For patients attending face to face appointments, we encourage you to have a rapid-results lateral flow test and obtain a negative result in advance of your appointments at one of several rapid test centres across Bedfordshire.
This includes patients and support partners attending Maternity appointments and patients attending Outpatient appointments.
Full details about where to get tested is available here.