Save Bedford Hospital from Downgrade

NO DOWNGRADING OF BEDFORD HOSPITAL!

We must all work together!

The Healthcare Review is proposing the first downgrading of Bedford Hospital in its 200 year history by removing emergency surgery. Patrick Hall shares the deep concerns of local people that this could kick our hospital into a downward spiral leading to long journeys to other hospitals for the elderly and families.

Of course it makes sense to access specialist services elsewhere – such as at Papworth and Addenbrookes. But Bedford must retain a full A&E, maternity and paediatrics, plus work closely with community health services, GPs and other hospitals.

The Government’s drive to privatise and break up the NHS will block the progress we need.


Petition

We, the undersigned, oppose the downgrading of Bedford Hospital.

We note the forecast population increase in the area served by Bedford Hospital -- together with growing healthcare demands associated with an ageing population.

We therefore call for the continuing development of quality, safe and viable services at Bedford Hospital, including a full A&E, paediatrics and maternity.

We accept that, as now, many specialisms are best accessed at major centres elsewhere - such as at Papworth and Addenbrookes but, alongside that, do not accept the downgrading of Bedford Hospital.

We call for appropriate emergency surgery to continue to be available and improved at Bedford Hospital.

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signed 2016-11-27 08:43:22 +0000
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signed 2016-06-12 17:18:06 +0100
Fully support this. Bedford hospital deserves more credit and recognition for the amazing work they do.
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signed via 2016-06-12 11:42:48 +0100
signed 2016-06-12 11:16:10 +0100
Bedford hospitals maternity department is amazing, I could not fault the care I received when having my daughter, and it would be such a shame to downgrade such a wonderful hospital.
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signed 2015-05-08 09:18:54 +0100
signed 2015-04-27 09:44:43 +0100
Bedford hospital serves a huge geographical community…it can’t be allowed to downgrade it’s services…we all need it!
signed 2015-04-26 19:08:35 +0100
signed via 2015-04-16 19:21:15 +0100
signed 2014-11-26 12:34:39 +0000
appropriate emergency surgery to continue to be available and improved at Bedford Hospital.
signed 2014-11-14 23:13:49 +0000
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signed 2014-08-31 10:38:54 +0100
This is disgusting we need our hospital. ..
signed 2014-08-27 14:14:12 +0100
signed via 2014-08-23 17:14:57 +0100

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