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Archived: Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

This is an organisation that runs the health and social care services we inspect

Overall: Requires improvement read more about inspection ratings
Important: Services have been transferred to this provider from another provider

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Background to this inspection

Updated 4 December 2018

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust was opened in 1803 and became an NHS trust on 1 November 1991. It provides a range of hospital services to over 270,000 people, predominantly from north and mid Bedfordshire, as well as a 900,000-population catchment area for vascular services.

Most acute services are provided at the South Wing site. The North Wing (Gilbert Hitchcock House) site provides rehabilitation facilities, including physiotherapy, as well as supporting a number of specialist clinics.

Overall inspection

Requires improvement

Updated 4 December 2018

Our rating of the trust stayed the same. We rated it as requires improvement because:

  • We rated safe, effective and well- led as requires improvement and caring and responsive as good.
  • We rated two of the trust’s services as requires improvement and six as good overall, we took into account the current ratings of the three services not inspected this time.
  • We rated well-led for the trust overall as good.
  • During this inspection, we did not inspect medical care, critical care or acute end of life care services. The ratings we published following the previous inspections are part of the overall rating awarded to the trust this time.