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When you arrive, please go to the reception desk on level 1 or 2 where a member of staff will book you in and let you know where you need to wait.

Preparing for your visit

Please note that some scans and procedures require preparation - your appointment letter will tell you how to prepare. Be sure to read through the entire letter which will tell you key details about how to prepare.

For procedures please note the following:

  • If you are taking prescription medication, please phone the radiology nurses on 0118 322 8368 for advice.
  • For some procedures, it is essential that you name someone to accompany you, take you home, and remain with you overnight. Details will be in your appointment letter.
  • For some procedures, you may need to remain in the department for a short time afterwards. 

At times the department can be very busy, and if this is the case, appointment times may run late. Sometimes it may seem as though others are being called in before you, but this is likely to be due to the nature of their examination. Please speak to a member of staff who will be able to keep you up to date with any delays.

Opening hours

Outpatient appointments usually run between 0800 to 1700, but some services may operate outside of these hours. Please refer to your appointment letter and bring this with you on the day of your appointment.

Please note that some appointments may be scheduled for week day evenings as well as on Saturdays and Sundays.

X-ray services

You must have a referral form/card from your doctor to attend these services. Remember to bring this with you, as you will not be able to have an X-ray without a referral form.

Royal Berkshire Hospital

Walk-in service for X-rays available Monday - Friday 07.30 – 17.00

West Berkshire Community Hospital

Walk-in service for X-rays available Monday - Friday 09.00 - 15.30

Townlands Hospital - Appointment only

Appointment service for X-rays available Monday - Friday 09:00 - 16:30

Royal Berkshire Bracknell Healthspace - Appointment only

Appointment service for X-rays available 7 days a week

Please contact 01344 662928 or 01344 662900 (switchboard) to arrange an appointment.


Useful Contacts

Department of Radiology
Levels 1 & 2
Centre Block
Royal Berkshire
NHS Foundation Trust
London Road

0118 322 7991


    Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust,
    London Road,
    RG1 5AN
    Email us
    Tel: 0118 322 5111