Facilities and Getting To Bedford Hospital
Like many hospitals in the National Health System offered by the NHS Trust they try to make a hospital visit as comfortable, stress free and simple as possible. People tend to have enough to worry about whether staying over themselves or visiting friends and family.
Firstly there are two buildings that make up Bedford Hospital, the South Wing and the North Wing. Most people will need to access the South Wing for the majority of the hospital services. You can gain entry to the South Wing via Ampthill Road, Britannia Road or Kempston Road. Ampthill Road being the entrance concerned with pick ups, outpatients and accident and emergency.
There is ample parking at all three of these access points. Elstow Park & Ride Site offers regular bus services and Bedford Midland and Bedford St. John's Station are both nearby with the latter being only five minutes walk away.
Facilities Within Bedford Hospital
Whether visiting friends and family or staying for a duration its nice to understand the layout of a hospital before hand. they can be a little daunting the first time round. Bedford Hospital have enabled a variety of services to be stationed on site for your ease of use and comfort. There are two shops. The first is a general shops aptly named The Shop. It sells a variety of things most needed one visiting. daily newspapers, sweets, toys for children, cards - in case you forgot, flowers and groceries and invaluable toiletries in case you run out while you stay with them.
The second deals solely with merchandise for the new born. Bumps 'n Babes sells a wide range of baby clothing, nappies, baby products, gifts and baby toiletries ensuring you're never without the essentials for your little while staying or visiting. This shop blends well with the Cygnet Wing, which is a specialist women and children's unit.
If you feel peckish you can gain access to a 24 hour vending machine which is situated outside the main ward block elevators. There are also two restaurants, the Swannery and Le Bistro. Both offer hot food and snacks throughout the day.
At Bedford Hospital patients have access to the Hospicom service allowing simple and easy access for in-patients to call home, and a charge free cash machine can be found at the Kempston Road entrance. Should you find yourself in need of a little respite, please find solace in the patient gardens or for religious purposes and a quick word, a Muslin prayer room and all faiths Chapel is also available on site.