The Critical Care Complex is a 10 bedded unit with a mixture of level 2 and level 3 critical care beds. Level 2 is traditionally known as ‘high dependence care’ and level 3 is traditionally known as ‘intensive care.’
The Critical Care Complex is staffed by consultant anaesthetists / intensivists with extensive critical care experience. The nursing team consists of a matron, team managers, team leaders, staff nurses and clinical support workers.
Other professionals working within Critical Care include a unit administrator, physiotherapists, pharmacists and dieticians. There is a resident doctor under the supervision of a consultant at all times. Critical Care also supports nursing and medical students for training as part of their courses. They are supervised closely by staff and all staff carry identification bags.
The Critical Care Complex can be found on the first floor of the ward block and is serviced by the Main Reception located on Kempston Road.Bedford Hospital South Wing Map
In light of the current activity with COVID-19 (coronavirus) and in addition to national guidance around visiting restrictions, there are currently visiting restriction in place. Please click here to view current visiting restrictions.
Please use the bell at the entrance to the corridor to request permission to see your relative.
Immediate access may not always be possible as he or she may be undergoing a procedure but a member of staff will update you.
Please do not use mobile phones in the patient area.
Weekly car parking tickets can be purchased from the portacabin at the end of the path leading from the hospital main entrance.
We are regularly reviewing our visiting policy and are currently piloting pre-booked visiting appointments on some of our wards with the overall objective of allowing visitors to all relevant areas and wards across both hospital sites as soon as it is safe to do so. Please note that if there are significant changes to the local rates of infection, we may need to put full restrictions back in place at short notice for the safety of our patients and staff.
For patients attending face to face appointments, we encourage you to have a rapid-results lateral flow test and obtain a negative result in advance of your appointments at one of several rapid test centres across Bedfordshire.
This includes patients and support partners attending Maternity appointments and patients attending Outpatient appointments.
Full details about where to get tested is available here.