The Vascular service consists of four visiting Consultants from Bedford Hosptial. At the L&D we provide tertiary outpatient clinics, day case surgery and ward based referrals. All emergency work and major procedures are referred to Bedford hospital.
Referrals are accepted via E-RS.
Procedures undertaken in our Unit include the following:
Arterial disease: aortic aneurysms, peripheral aneurysms, critical limb ischaemia, carotid artery disease.
Venous disease: varicose veins, venous ulcers, chronic venous insufficiency Lymphatic disease: lymphoedema
Miscellaneous: thoracic outlet syndrome, Raynaud’s disease, hyperhydrosis
Clinic name: Vascular
Clinic Type: Adult
Clinic days/times: Weekly Clinics
Tuesday – AM
Wednesday – PM
Thursday – AM
Although on the 19 July 2021 regulations around the use of facemasks / coverings and social distancing will change across the country, at Bedfordshire Hospitals all COVID infection prevention control measures currently in place will remain the same.
The Trust has decided it is currently not safe to lift all restrictions at our hospitals.
Everyone attending our sites will still be required to wear a facemask (unless medically exempt), adhere to social distancing and attend your appointments alone especially in our Emergency Departments and Outpatients (exclusions apply to our paediatric patients and those requiring carer support)
Visiting is now permitted on most of our adult inpatient wards in a controlled manner. Appointments need to be pre-booked with ward staff.
Full details about attending our hospitals and visiting is available here.