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
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 we will call one designated member of family every day between 1.30pm and 4.30pm with a daily phone update. Those who miss a call back during this time and are concerned can contact the helpline on 01234 730500.
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.