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Bedford Hospital 'failing to meet essential standards'

29 August 2013 Last updated at 15:40 BST

A Care Quality Commission report has criticised services at Bedford Hospital which failed to meet eight of the nine essential standards inspected.

The paediatric unit at the trust has already seen several of its services withdrawn. Now major concerns have been raised over levels of staffing, support for junior doctors and the quality of care on one ward for the elderly.

The report also said the hospital was failing to properly monitor the quality of its services. The hospital's acting chief executive, Stephen Conroy, said it was committed to dealing with the issues raised.

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