Elderly and dementia care

BBC Radio 4 - You and Yours

Royal Berkshire Hospital's new flexible approach to elderly care ward visiting features in BBC Radio 4's You and Yours, broadcast on Wednesday 30th April. David Oliver, elderly care consultant is interviewed.

You can listen again to the programme here.

Save the date

Trust Annual Member's Meeting

Come along to our Annual Members’ Meeting, which will be held in the Henley Business School on the University of Reading Whiteknights Campus at 6pm on Thursday 2nd July. 

This year’s keynote presentation will focus on the work of our award-winning Cardiology team. Our marketplace exhibition will feature information on our emergency department, audiology services, stroke support and much more.

It is your chance to find out more about recent projects and innovations from various departments and meet our Governors.

For further information and to reserve your place, please email: foundation.trust@royalberkshire.nhs.uk or call 0118 322 8600.

Battle hospital reunion

Battle HospitalDid you work at Battle Hospital?

This year marks 10 years since Battle Hospital closed. Did you work there?

There will be a special reunion for staff in Reading on Saturday 30th May.

For more information, contact Lya on 0118 9571601 or Mary on 0118 9584726.

Hospital radio winner

National award for hospital radio volunteer 

Hospital Radio Reading volunteer Rhodri “Rhodders” Buttrick, has been named the country’s top male presenter broadcasting to patients.

It is the second time that “Rhodders” has been honoured by the Hospital Broadcasting Association – last year he was runner-up in the same category. And it is the latest in a string of awards picked up by our radio station – Louise Croombs was named Female Presenter of the Year in 2011, just 12 months after she was awarded the accolade of Best Newcomer to the industry.

Rhodri has been presenting the Saturday request show for patients in the Royal Berkshire Hospital on Hospital Radio Reading for the past seven years. Currently he works freelance at “The Breeze” as a producer, cover presenter and travel presenter. As a freelancer he has also worked at a number of radio stations, including BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Berkshire and KISS FM in Portugal. His ambition is to have his own prime-time radio show.

The judges said: "Rhodri loved being there - infectious, funny, interesting and engaging. There's no doubt he will cheer-up patients!"

After being presented with his award, Rhodri said: “Winning Gold is so encouraging, not just for me but for the team at HRR. Volunteering at the Royal Berks allows me to use my love of radio to help the patients. Simply by having a chat at someone’s bedside and playing their favourite tune, I’m helping to make their stay in hospital a little easier.”

Hospital Radio Reading was founded in 1957 and broadcasts 24 hours a day to the Royal Berks Hospital. The station aims to entertain patients and their friends and families. It is run entirely by volunteers. It can also be heard by people elsewhere in the community - on line at http://www.hrreading.org.uk/ where you can request a dedication and listen to the programmes over the internet.

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