Entrance to the car park will be closed from 18:00 (6pm) Saturday 13 February. Exit will still be permissible. From 05:30 – 10:00 hrs Sunday 14 February, East Drive from Craven Road will be closed, including the entrance and exit to the MSCP. The road will reopen at 10:00 am.
Estates & Facilities are organising the closure for a crane to lift new equipment onto Battle block roof.
During the closure period patients will be directed to North block and Endoscopy car park areas. The on-street parking is free of change overnight between 17:30 and 08:00 hrs.
If you need medical help but it’s not a life-threatening emergency, call 111. Depending on your needs your advisor will either book you a time slot at the Royal Berkshire Hospital Emergency Department or at the best local service to suit your healthcare needs. This will help keep you safe and maintain social distancing.
Find out more about Think 111 First! here
National lockdown restrictions do not affect services at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. We are open for business as usual and it’s important that if you have an appointment booked, or need emergency treatment, you still attend as planned.
We are seeing a rise in the number of patients who are testing positive with Covid but, as with the first wave earlier this year, we are managing them safely and separately from other patients, so the hospital is a safe place for you to attend for treatments or appointments.
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All information about the community vaccination hubs can be found here.
The first group of people to receive the vaccination are those aged 80 and over along with health and care teams. The vaccination will, over time, be offered to large groups of other people* as part of the biggest mass vaccination programme in the NHS history.
If you are in the 80+ age range and haven’t yet had a call from your GP about the vaccination, please don’t worry. As soon as a site near to you is up and running your GP practice will contact you and book an appointment.
Please don’t contact the Royal Berkshire NHS Trust. Staff at your GP surgery will be in touch as soon as they are ready to book appointments. When you do get an appointment it’s important to keep it as the vaccination is the best way of stopping the spread of the virus.
If you have an issue or query that you would like us to help you resolve, our PALS team may be able to help. You can ask a member of staff to contact PALS for you, you can contact them directly yourself. You can write to them at:
Level 2 Main Entrance
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Reading RG1 5AN
or you can email: PALS@royalberkshire.nhs.uk
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Journalists, if you have an urgent out of hours enquiry please call the main switchboard on 0118 322 5111.
We have just launched our digital platform where you can find all the latest information about our plans to develop a masterplan, or blueprint, for an amazing hospital, designed and organised from the ground up. This is our opportunity to create a great hospital for local people, delivering outstanding care and treatment, and we want our staff, patients, partners and local communities to help us design it. We want this new hospital to be built with the real needs of patients and staff firmly in mind and would like your expertise, experience, and ambition to flow through the design of our new hospital.
Please visit the site by clicking here, take the survey and tell us what you would like to see as we start to shape the future of health and care at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, one of our six sites that make up the Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust.
In line with government guidance, all staff must wear a face mask when on site and all patients and visitors should wear either a face mask/covering for the duration of their visit. If you are able to, please bring a mask/covering with you or ask a member of staff who will be happy to assist. Thank you for helping us reduce the spread of the virus.
Simplified and translated coronavirus materials, with locally produced information in different languages and signposting to national resources are available here.
All the latest information about our services, including the Emergency Department, Cancer Services and Outpatients.
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Information about visiting - who should and should not enter the hospital.
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Please click for more information about the Board of Directors and Council of Governors. Further information including public meetings, FOI and performance can be found here.