Orchard Ward is Bedford Hospital’s maternity ward and is based in Cygnet Wing, the Trust’s dedicated women’s and children’s unit.
The ward cares for pregnant women with high blood pressure, diabetes and other high risk pregnancy conditions, and for postnatal women and their babies. The ward has 24 beds across five bays and four side rooms, as well as a dining room, shower facilities and a nursery.
When a patient arrives on the ward they will be greeted by a member of staff and shown around. They will then be settled into their bed, and mum and baby will be checked over by a member of staff.
The Orchard Maternity Ward can be found on the second floor of the Cygnet Wing Women and Children’s Unit and is served by Reception G.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.
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.