The dermatology department at the L&D is staffed by two consultants, a specialist Registrar, two nurse specialists as well as two further part-time dermatology nurses. The department provides a comprehensive service which sees patients with common skin diseases such as acne, eczema and psoriasis but in addition provides a number of specialist clinics and a ‘see and treat’, one stop service.
Inpatient Dermatology services are provided for all age groups.
Referrals are accepted via E-RS.
Other specialist services:
In addition to the above services, skin cancer forms an important part of the department work and we have close links to the visiting Plastic Surgery team and the Hospital’s Maxillofacial surgery teams. Dr. De Silva has a specialist interest in Paediatric Dermatology and has close links with GOSH.
To families of all our patients, we wanted to give a reminder that sadly, at both Bedford and the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, we are still unable to allow any visitors on site, unless there are exceptional circumstances, for example in maternity or children’s departments, or for those patients who are receiving palliative treatment at the end of their lives, on a case-by-case basis.
At Bedford changes are being made to support services and we would now ask that, from Saturday 6 June 2020, you contact the wards using the direct lines found here.
For the Luton & Dunstable, we are offering a dedicated Next of Kin helpline for family members who want to check up on their loved ones – please nominate one family member to call 01582 718884 between 8am and 6pm.