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Hospital Information

Parking

Neonatal-

Parking is currently reduced for parents on the neonatal unit.

Paediatric-

Transport

Car Parking

Bedford Hospital South Wing is situated near the town centre in Bedford. There are three main entrances to the hospital site, all of which have car parks:

For more information please visit our car parking information and tariff page.

Reimbursements & Discretions

Parking or travel costs can be reimbursed for those claiming benefits at the hospital’s General Office. Other concessions are available for patients and visitors at the discretion of ward/unit managers.

Ward Information

Neonatal Unit- 

For a virtual tour of the unit please click here

Meadowbank Ward is Bedford Hospital’s Neonatal Unit, situated in the Trust’s dedicated Women and Children’s Department in the Cygnet Wing. The Neonatal Unit employs specialist Neonatal Nurses to care for premature and unwell new-born babies and their families.

The Meadow Bank (Neo-natal) Ward can be found on the second floor of the Cygnet Wing Women and Children’s Unit block and is serviced by Reception G.

For further information please click here

Paediatric-

The paediatric department deals with acute and emergency conditions in children and newborn babies and is made up of an outpatients department, two wards and an ambulatory care service.

The department treats every child and baby as an individual, with unique physical, psychological, spiritual and educational needs. It also recognises the importance of family involvement and support, and aims to provide support for families to return home with confidence and knowledge which enables them to continue care in the child’s natural environment.

Riverbank ward (children’s ward): 

Riverbank ward has 16 beds/cots and cares for children and teenagers from 0 – 16 years. There are two high dependency beds for sicker children and a dedicated children’s day surgical service. There is also a pleasant play area and open air garden for the children which are both supervised by the play leaders. For more information about Riverbank ward please click here.

The Ambulatory Care Service led by a consultant and a nurse practitioner provides a service for day assessments and day investigations, urgent GP referrals, children with open access and ward attendees and is based on Riverbank ward.

Meadowbank Ward:

Meadowbank ward is a modern special care baby unit.

Children’s Out-patient Department:

The children’s outpatient department is based in Cygnet Wing opposite adjacent to the entrance. The department runs routine outpatient clinics including speciality clinics in cardiology, respiratory medicine, oncology, diabetes, rheumatology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics and dermatology.

For further information please click here

Facilities-

The Swannery

The Swannery is the main restaurant on site and is located along the main corridor, near the Kempston Road entrance to the hospital.

Le Bistro
Le Bistro is the hospital café which is situated along the main corridor and is opposite The Swannery.

Vending Machines

There are vending machines offering snacks, sandwiches and hot and cold drinks located outside the outpatients department, and outside the lifts to the main ward block.

There are also some coffee machines available in outpatients clinics.

Hospital Shop

The shop is located by the main reception desk at Kempston Road entrance and offers a range of gifts, cards, message balloons, newspapers, magazines, soft toys, groceries and toiletries.

Ward Information

Neonatal Lead Nurse

The Neonatal Lead Nurse is

Valerie DeVally

Neonatal Lead Clinician

The Neonatal lead clinician is

Anita Mittal

Paediatric Critical Care Lead Nurse

The Paediatric Critical Care lead nurse is

Marva Desir

Paediatric Critical Care Lead Clinician

The Paediatric Critical Care lead clinician is

Pramod Nair

Surgery in Children Lead Nurse

The Surgery in Children Lead Nurse is

Julie Sharpe

Surgery in Children Lead Clinician

The Surgery in Children lead clinician is

Dipankar Chattopadhyay

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