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Progress at Bedford

Completed work

The first phase of the ED upgrades completed earlier this year. This delivered nine additional beds in Victoria Ward, two extra paediatric cubicles, a two-storey extension, two larger adult waiting areas and new reception. The former reception was converted to provide an isolation room, treatment rooms and a mental health room. The final part of phase one saw a dedicated secure paediatric ED and a new minors treatment area.

 

Work currently taking place

The Trust was successful in obtaining a further £750k to support the second phase of the project; a first floor extension to the new ED entrance which will improve staff facilities and enable expansion of the imaging provision within ED.

Work has now been completed on the internal fit out of the first floor of our recently expanded ED.  This provides Bedford ED staff with a much needed new and improved staff area – including shower and changing facilities, a staff rest area, multiple meeting rooms, a seminar room and hot desking solutions. We know these changes will mean a lot to our Bedford ED staff.

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The next step is the commission of a CT scanner into the department. This will take place once work to update our electrical infrastructure has been completed.