Our Values: Compassionate | Aspirational | Resourceful | Excellent

Elderly Care

Welcome to the department.

Privacy and dignity

Please follow the links below to locate wards and services.

Burghfield Ward

Emmer Green Ward

Mortimer Ward

Woodley Ward

RACOP (falls) clinic 

Other clinics

Our wards are Dementia Friendly

The Trust won Government funding of almost £500,000 to create a pioneering care environment for patients with dementia. The funding will be used to make important – but often simple – changes in elderly care wards at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

 

 

 

Changes that have taken place include:

  • Themed and colour coded ward bays to make them easier for patients to identify 
  • Installing movement sensing lights to help patients navigate the ward at night
  • Plain, matt flooring to give patients more confidence when walking around
  • Staff work areas in each individual ward bay so nurses can be closer to patients and their relatives
  • A social area for patients with relevant activities and social dining. A cinema room to help relax patients (an idea sparked by the benefits seen when patients watched the Olympics together)
  • A ‘sensory area’ to provide a calming environment

 

Useful contacts

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
London Road
Reading
RG1 5AN

0118 322 5111

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