With the Easter bank holiday approaching, it's important to be prepared.
Bedford Hospital is to hold a second public listening event on Tuesday 14 April 2015.
A Bedford Hospital Cardiologist and his team have been recognised for their commitment to hosting clinical examinations for trainee doctors.
Significant bed pressures have been reported today by Bedford Hospital as it continues to tackle the latest Norovirus outbreak.
Health and Wellbeing Day for those affected by cancer
Bedford Hospital, in conjunction with Access Bedford and Hhealthwatch has launched a new and confidential direct email service for D/deaf people who want to access hospital services.
Bedford Hospital has been rated in the top 20 acute Trusts in the country for staff engagement and the top 20% for motivation, according to the latest NHS staff survey results
The Department of Emergency Medicine and Cardiology are holding an Acute Cardiology Workshop on the 8 April 2015
Four wards have been closed at Bedford Hospital following cases of Norovirus
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Dorset Police is to share services with Devon & Cornwall's force following an agreement to form a "strategic alliance".
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GREEK banks suffered heavy outflows of deposits in February, figures released yesterday by the country’s central bank reveal. Depositors withdrew €7.6bn (£5.6bn) during the month, leaving total private sector deposits at €140.5bn – 14.5 per cent less than end-November levels. The figures support earlier reports in City A.M. that deposits had fallen to around €140bn before stabilising once Greece had its bailout extended by its Eurozone partners at the end of February. However, reports have said outflows picked up again last week. The banks must borrow emergency funds to cope with the outflows, but these are capped by the European Central Bank (ECB) – a decision that has drawn criticism. “In a banking crisis, the central bank should lend without limit on all good collateral,” Professor Forrest Capie of Cass Business School told City A.M. The former official historian of the Bank of England said: “Any cap on such lending would be wrong. If the Eurozone is a monetary union, the ECB as lender of last resort should in a crisis lend without limit on good collateral. If Greek banks turn out not to have good collateral they will fail for that reason.”
ED MILIBAND last night claimed that he has been underestimated, and that he is tough enough to be elected Prime Minister in six weeks’ time. The Labour leader cited his interventions on phone hacking, the energy markets, Syria, and even his decision to take on his brother David for the party leadership, as evidence of his resilience. Miliband tried to defuse strong questioning from the veteran broadcaster Jeremy Paxman, by taking an aggressive approach to the interviewer. During a grilling from Paxman, as well as Kay Burley, and a studio audience, both he and David Cameron answered questions on various topics. Cameron continued to emphasise his party’s record on the economy, saying there were “1,000 more people in work everyday” now. He did though concede he would not be able to live on a zero-hours contract, and did not detail where further cuts to welfare would fall. He said he wanted to find efficiency savings of £1 for every £100 spent by the government, but struggled when questioned on his failed pledges on immigration and NHS reorganisation. The economy was the subject on which Miliband proved weakest. However, when Paxman asked if he was tough enough to be PM, Miliband replied: “Am I tough enough, hell yes I’m tough enough.” In a more personal moment, Miliband said the contest against his brother had been “bruising”, but that the relationship was “healing”. When asked if he regretted anything about the previous Labour government, Miliband said its approach to immigration and bank regulation were things he was sorry for. Despite his stronger-than-expected TV performance, Miliband lost out in polling conducted after the clash. One poll by ICM gave the Prime Minister an eight point advantage. However, the polling also indicated that Miliband did better at winning over crucial undecided voters.
ED MILIBAND is apparently the only one of the three major party leaders who lives in a mansion. The Labour leader's north London home is worth a whopping £2.7m, more than triple the area’s average house price, according to online property portal Zoopla. Miliband would also be the only party leader who would be forced pay Labour's controversial mansion tax, should his party win the General Election. Labour wants a new tax on all properties valued over £2m and would spend the revenue raised on the NHS. Both David Cameron and Nick Clegg’s London homes just fail to meet the threshold for the Labour’s tax, valued at £1.97m and £1.89m respectively. Zoopla's Lawrence Hall yesterday commented: “Soul-less second kitchen or not, Ed Miliband’s home is in a desirable part of London and is now worth a lot more than he paid for it before the last election.”