Freedom of Information
Under Section 19 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we have a legal duty to adopt and maintain a publication scheme for the publication of information. The purpose of the Act is to promote greater openness by public authorities.
The Freedom of Information Act recognises that as a member of the public, you have the right to know how public services such as the NHS are organised and run, how much they cost and how you can make complaints if you need to.
We will also respond to requests about the information that it holds recorded in any form and it will create a right of access to that information. These rights are subject to some exemptions.
The Freedom of Information Act does not change the right of patients to protection of their confidentiality in accordance with Article 8 of the human rights convention, the data protection act and common law. Maintaining the legal right to patient confidentiality continues to be an important commitment on our part.
Please see below details on how to make a request for each hospital.
By post to: Freedom of Information Office, Bedford Hospital NHS Trust, Kempston Road, Bedford, MK24 9DJ
By email to: FOI@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk
If you have any questions or queries about FOI requests, please telephone: 01234 355 122 ext. 2520, 5082 or 6377.
To make a Freedom of Information request please email us FOILeads@ldh.nhs.uk and for further information on Freedom of Information click here.