Fundraiser buys A&E equipment for Bedford Hospital

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A huge fundraiser has bought two new state of the art ventilators for Bedford Hospital’s A&E.

The addition promises to be hugely beneficial to patients, particularly amongst the elderly and those short of breath.

Having such access to them in the A&E department will also relieve pressure on staff and increase the efficiency on how patients are treated in the unit.

Felicity Scott, Chair of the Friends of Bedford Hospital, who hosted the fundrasier said: “The charity feels privileged to have worked towards such a worthwhile goal.

Dr Stuart Lloyd, A&E consultant badded: “I’d like to thank the Friends of Bedford Hospital and all those who donated, for making it possible for us to buy these vital pieces of equipment which are now in use and making a great difference to the patients we treat.

“The new equipment could not have come at a better time, as we saw an increasing number of patients recently with breathing difficulties.

“Although we are in spring another cold snap could arrive any time, so don’t forget your regular medication or any other respiratory problem as this could prevent you from visiting us and enable you to stay well.”