Community Beds Provision Service

The Community Beds Provision Service provides assessment of patients and short term support including personal care, Occupational Therapy (OT ) and Physiotherapy, to prevent avoidable hospital admissions and support appropriate early discharge home. Patients need to have a potential for rehabilitation within four-six weeks to be accepted into the service.

The service aims:

  • To ensure adults, who are medically stable and require assessment, treatments and rehabilitation, have an alternative to an acute hospital environment
  • To manage patient’s health deterioration in a community hospital environment

Where service is based

Archer Unit (20 Beds)
John Bunyan House
Bedford Health Village
3 Kimbolton Road
MK40 2NT

Hours of operation

24 hours, 365 days a year

How to contact service

Archer Unit, Bedford
Tel: 01234 310150

How to access the service

Please ask for a referral from one of the following:

  • GP
  • Acute hospital
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Ambulance Service
  • Clinical support desk staff in EEAST Ambulance Control Centre
  • Community matron
  • Community nurse
  • Emergency care practitioner
  • Palliative care service
  • Rapid Intervention Team
  • Rehabilitation and Enablement Service
  • Social services
  • Specialist nurse

Self-Referrals are not accepted