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.
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.