Royal Berkshire Bracknell Clinic
The first patients were treated at the
new Bracknell Clinic on Tuesday 31st May. All the planning and
preparation finally paid off as the Clinic officially opened
One of the first patients through the door was Paul Wilson
who was pleased to be able to receive his treatment in
the spacious new Dialysis Unit. A resident of Birch Hill in
Bracknell, Paul now only has to travel a few minutes down the
road for his dialysis instead of regularly making the 40
minute journey to Windsor.
The Chairman and Executive team were also on site on
Tuesday morning to see the Clinic in action.
The complex at Brant’s Bridge – just on the outskirts of the
town centre - provides the very latest facilities for treating
cancer and also allows renal patients to receive their regular
dialysis without having to travel far from their home or
At the heart of the £25m plus project is a multi-million pound
LINAC (linear accelerator), which provides the most advanced
radiotherapy cancer treatment available – and in a community
setting. For the first time, local patients needing chemotherapy
do not have to travel to a large hospital site. Renal patients
who require several hours of dialysis three times a week
are also able to receive their treatment in a modern
setting close to where they live.
A gallery of the building is now available.
Meet the team
We would like to introduce you to some of the key members of the
team at the Bracknell Clinic.
Dr. Richard Brown, Consultant Oncologist.
Richard specialises in the treatment of lung, urology, prostate and
bladder cancer at the
Berkshire Cancer Centre. He is currently lead clinical director
for cancer services in the East of Berkshire.
Leo Bailey, Matron, Renal Services. Leo
currently serves as lead Matron for
Renal Services at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and also
manages renal care services at our specialist renal unit in
Carol Knight, Operations Manager
Carol is an experienced manager who is responsible for the
management of services provided by the Royal Berkshire NHS
Foundation Trust at the
West Berkshire Community Hospital in Thatcham.
Working with the community in Bracknell has been great – we have
been amazed and delighted at the response to our Kit for the Clinic
appeal run together with the Bracknell News. We have now raised
just over one thousand pounds towards the extras that will
make visits to the clinic so much better for our patients.
Patients and local residents have also been involved in creating
new works of art for the Clinic. From mosaic to printmaking
patients and local residents have been putting their creative
skills to the test working with the experts at South Hill Park Arts
for the clinic to help patients
kit appeal for clinic
South Hill Park Arts