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Temporary changes to RBH visiting arrangements

We are seeing high numbers of people with Flu, Covid and respiratory problems and, to ensure everyone stays safe and to prevent the spread of the viruses, we have introduced some temporary changes to visiting arrangements at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

For the time being, we are limiting visitors to two per patient per day and these should be next of kin, care partners or carers only (siblings are able to visit in maternity).  

Please do not visit if you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of Covid, colds, flu and other respiratory infections or vomiting and diarrhoea.

Visitors must wear a mask in clinical areas and we are recommending masks are worn in other areas of the hospital.

Please talk to the matron or ward manager for more advice. A-Z list of RBH wards.

Visiting stays as normal for patients with dementia and learning disabilities, and end of life patients. And visiting arrangements in Maternity are unchanged for now.

Winter visiting 2022/23 - Advice for relatives, care partners, carers and friends

If you are coming to visit your loved one over the festive period, parking in patient and visitor parking spaces is free on 24, 25, 26, 27, 30 & 31 December and 1 January 2023. 

Other ways of staying in touch

You can stay in touch with patients by smart device / mobile and there are iPads on the wards so family or friends can safely communicate with the patient via video / social media.

The PALS team are also running a postal service so you can email messages to PALS who will then pass them on to the patients. PALS email is 

You can also ring the PALS Team, Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm. Telephone 0118 322 8338.

The Hospital Palliative Care Team or Spiritual Healthcare Team are also available. Please talk to the ward manager or matron for details.

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