If you are a carer providing care to a patient, you are entitled to a free car parking permit. Please speak to one of the nurses or speak to the ward sister/manager or Patient Relations.
By carer, we mean 'A person of any age who provides unpaid practical or emotional support to someone who is in need, because of their age, physical / learning disability or illness, including mental health'.
Arranging for the person you care for to go into hospital may involve many practical arrangements. The leaflet 'I am a carer: Information for carers of people coming into hospital' aims to help you make sure that the person you care for receives the right level of care while they are in hospital. Information in the leaflet is given in a question and answer format to cover most of the common concerns raised by carers. The leaflet also has useful telephone numbers and contact details for local support organisations and social services. If there is anything that you feel that is not covered in the leaflet, please speak to the ward sister or contact Patient Relations.
Also, in order to monitor the help and support we give to carers of people who are using our services, we are encouraging all carers to fill in a Carers' survey. Your feedback will be used to make improvements to the support we provide for carers. The survey is anonymous unless you wish to provide your contact details. Completed surveys can be handed to a member of staff, returned to the Patient Experience Office, L2 Main Entrance, Royal Berkshire Hospital, London Road, Reading RG1 5AN or you can complete the survey Online carers survey.
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