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.
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.