How to refer patients

We have a new single point of referral for all patients considering private consultations, treatments or diagnostics at Bedford Hospital.  We welcome referrals for Adults and Children and cover most specialities.


Please contact our Private Patient Office or fax / email your referral letter:

Telephone: 01234 792000

Fax: 01234 795700


Secure Email for referrals:

Bridges Clinic at Bedford Hospital

Our new Private Patient Office is called Bridges Clinic where we have 5 private consulting rooms, located at Bridges House on the Bedford Hospital South Wing site, offering free parking for private patients, comfortable reception and waiting area with complimentary tea and coffee. Benefits include:

• Consultant led care with appointments available to fit around lifestyles
• Agreements with major insurers to ensure process is simple for patients
• Affordable self-pay options for patients without insurance
• Comprehensive pathway with on-site diagnostics, pathology, treatments, pharmacy, physiotherapy, theatres, side rooms, access to HDU and ICU
• We welcome referrals for adults and children
• We welcome referrals for non-NHS funded care or where NHS waiting lists may prompt the patient to look at alternative options.

Part of the NHS

Our Private Patient Service is part of Bedford Hospital NHS Trust which gives the reassurance of the full range of support and emergency response services, including Intensive Care Unit and High Dependency if ever these are needed. By choosing to receive care through Bridges Clinic patients are contributing to Bedford Hospital as all profits go back into our Trust for the benefit of the NHS, our patients and teams.

Bridges Clinic -for the local community

Bedford Hospital has been providing private healthcare, alongside our NHS care, for over 20 years and our mission is to provide excellent, affordable private healthcare for the local community. We offer a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment combined with a responsive service so patients can be seen quickly and by the consultant of their choice.

Consultants choose Bridges Clinic

We strive to attract and retain the best consultants in Bedford. All our private consultants hold substantive NHS consultant posts, giving the reassurance that patients are in the best possible hands.