The future of healthcare in Bedford is up for grabs – and YOU can help ensure key services remain in our town.
Today is the day Bedford issues a warning to the bosses making decisions about our town’s healthcare: Hands off Bedford Hospital. Two weeks ago the Times & Citizen was the first to reveal plans to merge Bedford and Luton Hospitals into one single trust split across two sites. But health chiefs are still unable to answer key questions about the future of key services such as A&E, paediatrics and maternity.
And now the T&C is working with community campaigners to demand assurances that:
* Maternity will remain led by consultants, not midwives;
* All three services will remain fully staffed, at their existing capacity;
* And all three services will continue to remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.