Despite the easing of lockdown procedures across the country, we are still not allowing visitors to adult patients in our hospital to prevent the spread of infection.
This will help us to minimise the number of people in the hospital and reduce the risk of spreading infection to protect our patients and staff. There may be some other exceptions to this on compassionate grounds which we will discuss with you on an individual basis.
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 at the end of this message for an update once daily. As with the Next of Kin helpline, updates will only be given to one family member for those patients who are unable to communicate for themselves. Friends and family are encouraged to keep in touch with patients, using their own mobile phones where this is possible.
We ask that calls are made between 1pm and 4pm each day. Due to the busy environment in the wards, calls may not be answered outside of these times.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding during these challenging times.
|Ward name||Telephone number|
|Arnold Whitchurch||01234 792268|
|Coronary Care Unit||01234 792212|
|Elizabeth Ward||01234 792248|
|Godber Ward||01234 792210|
|Harpur Ward||01234 792224|
|Howard Ward||01234 795753|
|Critical Care Complex||01234 792257|
|Pilgrim Ward||01234 792241|
|Reginald Hart Ward||01234 792216|
|Richard Wells Ward||01234 792245|
|Russell Ward||01234 795940|
|Shuttleworth Ward||01234 792273|
|Shand Ward||01234 792231|
|Tavistock Ward||01234 792270|
|Whitbread Ward||01234 795867|
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.