Our Values: Compassionate | Aspirational | Resourceful | Excellent


Estates Update: London Road entrance
We have closed the main access doors to the hospital at the entrance to North Block, London Road,  due to a ceiling collapse. Access is still possible via adjacent doors and is signposted for assistance. Disabled access to North Block from London Road will be via the Berkshire Cancer Centre.

Plans are in place to address the issue as soon as possible.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

Seasonal bugs: Norovirus and Flu
Seasonal bugs such as Norovirus and Flu are common over winter months.  Visitors coming to the Royal Berkshire Hospital or our other clinics are asked to help minimise the spread of infection. 

In order to protect vulnerable patients who are already unwell, visitors are asked to:
- follow the 48 hour rule - do not visit hospital if you, or the people you live with, have had diarrhoea, vomiting or flu-like symptoms in the last 48 hours
- wash your hands with soap and water on entering and leaving wards or departments and after every toilet visit
- not to have more than 2 visitors per patient and not to bring children to visit unless necessary

If you are suffering with flu-like symptoms, talk to your local pharmacist.  If you want to find out whether you should consider visiting your GP, read more here, http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Flu/Pages/Introduction.aspx or call NHS 111.  Don’t forget, it is not too late to have your Flu vaccination -talk to your GP.

At this time there are no hospital-wide restrictions on visiting however there may be restrictions on some wards and we would ask you to look out for messages at the entrances of the wards.

NHS Improvement has made a short film, ‘Challenging Poorer Weekend Care’, with NHS staff explaining how they have improved patient care and experience at the weekend. You can view it here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5NFwqT92iM  



Working with us

Amazing things happen at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust; delivered by amazing people….why don’t you come and join us?

We are one of the largest hospital foundation trusts in the country, and currently touch the lives of half a million patients in the west of Berkshire every year by providing high quality acute medical and surgical services for our local communities.  If you would like to join our team we would love to hear from you - we are always looking for talented staff with a commitment to providing the best patient care.

You can search our vacancies here, or if you have any questions please contact our recruitment department on 0118 322 5353.

Working for the Trust offers not only a rewarding career, but also a range of benefits including:

- competitive salary

- up to seven weeks' paid holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)

- subsidised staff restaurant

You would also have access to a range of benefits including salary sacrifice schemes, accommodation, childcare and discount shopping and leisure.




Getting in touch

Main switchboard : 0118 322 5111

The main switchboard at Royal Berkshire Hospital can direct you to many of our services and teams.  

You can also find direct dial numbers for wards and departments on their individual pages.

Patient Relations Team :

0118 322 8338

If you have an issue or query that you would like us to help you resolve, our Patient Relations Team may be able to help.  

You can ask a member of staff to contact Patient Relations for you, you can contact them directly yourself. You can write to them at:

Patient Relations Team
Level 2 Main Entrance
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
London Road
Reading RG1 5AN 

or you can email: talktous@royalberkshire.nhs.uk  

Media contacts

All media enquiries should be directed to the Communications Team. They will, wherever possible, respond promptly to your requests, contact them by email at communications@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

Journalists, if you have an urgent out of hours enquiry please call the main switchboard on 0118 322 5111

PLACE inspection

PLACE report

PLACE is a national assessment of non-clinical services carried out on a single day.  This year’s took place on Friday 5 May 2016.

All the assessments involve local people, known as Patient Assessors, going into hospitals as part of teams to assess how the environment supports the provision of clinical care, assessing such things as cleanliness, food and hydration, privacy dignity & wellbeing, condition appearance and maintenance, dementia, and disability.

How did we do?

Our results were very positive and above the national average in all domains.  In some areas they were significantly better. 

What was inspected 

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