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Bedford Hospital Charity & Friends need to urgently raise £1million to help install:

  • A new and dedicated A&E for children
  • A new state of the art CT Scanner within the A&E department

Our appeal is on top of Covid 19 funding of £3.1million provided by NHS England for Bedford Hospital that will also allow the hospital:

  • To cope with the current Coronavirus pandemic creating safe Red and Green streams for potential infected and non-infected patients
  • Provide socially distanced waiting areas

A separate dedicated Paediatric A&E has long been the aim of BHC&F and now with your support, it is within our reach. The installation of a Computerised Tomography (CT) X-ray scanner within the A&E department will significantly improve the service. Currently between 10 to 20 patients attending A&E each day require an immediate CT scan. The nearest scanner is located in the main X-ray Department and patients have to be wheeled along long corridors accompanied by a doctor, nurse and porter to wait for an opportunity between patients booked for routine scans. Having a CT scanner within A&E will:

  • Improve immediate care for Stroke and Head Injury patients, plus many other acute emergencies
  • Release A&E staff to care for other patients
  • Provide additional CT capacity for inpatients from the wards

This new Paediatric A&E department, and indeed the entire A&E with its dedicated CT scanner, will give Bedford Hospital the ability to respond to all emergencies, and equally importantly, ensure the continued excellence of the provision of care at Bedford Hospital.

Thank you very much for your support.

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£5,530.37 raised by 84 supporters

£4,635.30 donated and £895.07 in GiftAid

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A&E Appeal "£1M for Bedford A&E" from Bedford Hospital Charity and Friends

"The Friends of Bedford Hospital" and "Bedford Hospitals Charity" joined forces in 2019 forming Bedford Hospital Charity & Friends. Our primary purpose is to support patients and staff at Bedford Hospital, by fundraising to install new equipment and improve facilities and services for all. To date the combined charities have raised well over £10 million for the hospital.

We currently have three appeals:
1) The Bedford A&E Appeal "£1M Bedford A&E" to raise £1 million to expand and upgrade the Paediatric A&E area and to install a new state-of-the-art CT scanner within A&E.

2) "The Bedford Big Thank You" to enable the Charity to say Thank You on your behalf to all our superb, hard working NHS Staff at Bedford struggling under the huge pressures created by Covid 19, whilst treating and caring for our families and friends at a critical time in all our lives.

3) "Primrose Car Service"  At no charge, a special team of volunteer drivers take Bedford Hospital out-patients for their radiotherapy treatment at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge.

If you would like to support and donate to any of these appeals please scroll down to the specific appeal window and click on the donate button. We pride ourselves in that all members of the BHCF fundraising team are volunteers with no salaried staff ensuring that 99% of all donations go direct to patient and staff care.

On behalf of us all, thank you for your kind and generous support.

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