Our Values: Compassionate | Aspirational | Resourceful | Excellent

Patients

 

 

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

Update Sunday 14 May 2017.  Parts of the Trust’s telephone system have been affected by a cyber attack, and the Trust apologises that relatives and visitors may have difficulty getting through to the hospital.  This situation is not yet resolved and people are asked to refrain from calling in to the hospital and clinics unless urgent. 

If patients do urgently need to call the hospital about appointments planned for Monday 15 or Tuesday 16 May, they are asked to dial 0118 322 5111.  The numbers printed on appointment letters are not working but may sound constantly engaged or people may appear to be held in a queue.  Switchboard operators are extremely busy at the moment due to the pressure on the system, and callers may have to wait to get through, for which the Trust also apologises.

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

The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust runs a 24/7 service to the media. All media enquiries should be directed to the Communications Team. They will, wherever possible, respond promptly to your requests. Email communications@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

Journalists, if you have an urgent out of hours enquiry please call the main switchboard on 0118 322 5111 and ask to be put through to the Communications Team/media on call mobile

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 

National average

Royal Berkshire 2016

 

Cleanliness

98.06%

 99.47%

 

Condition, appearance, maintenance

93.37%

 96.55%

 

Privacy, dignity and wellbeing

84.16%

 91.04%

 

Food 

88.24%

 98.07%

 

Organisation food

87.01%

97.58%

 

Ward food

88.96%

98.19%

 

Dementia

75.28%

85.25%

 

 

News

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Find out about what has been happening around the Trust and see where we have featured in local news stories and television broadcasts.


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Careers

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About the Trust

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Information about our Board and Executive, our publications and our performance, and information about Freedom of Information requests.

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