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Dingley Children's Centre

Welcome

The Outpatient Centre brings together a team of specialists who assess and treat children and young people who need help to overcome a developmental issue or a complex illness. The Centre is currently based at 3-5 Craven Road in Reading but will be moving later this year (2017).

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How to find us

Dingley Children's Centre is in its own building, across the road from the main hospital on Craven Road. The outpatient Centre brings together a team of specialists who assess and treat children and young people who need help to overcome a developmental issue or a complex illness

When you get here

Please ring the doorbell and a member of staff will let you in.

What do I need to bring?

  • If your child is under five years old, bring their red book with you.
  • Baby feeds, nappies and other essentials.
  • Snacks or drinks, especially if your child has a special diet.
  • Any medication your child is taking.
  • Your child's favourite toy, book or comforter.

Any other information

Play team

On your child's visit you may meet a member of the Play Team. Our play leaders help your child during their time in hospital through play and distraction. This can be very helpful for reducing anxiety, and soothing when  an uncomfortable test may be needed.

Delays

Departments can be very busy, and if this is the case, appointment times may run late. Please speak to a member of staff who will be able to keep you up to date with any delays.


Sometimes it may seem as though others are being called in before you, but this is likely due to due to the nature of other visits.

Nearest refreshment points

  • Convenience store (Main Entrance Block)
  • Coffee bar (Main Entrance Block)
  • Restaurant on level 1 (South Block)
  • League of Friends shop and tea bar (Maternity Block)

Useful contacts

Dingley Specialist Children's Centre
3-5 Craven Road
Reading

0118 322 7531

  • CONTACT DETAILS: Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, London Road, Reading RG1 5AN
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  • Tel: 0118 322 5111