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Royal Berkshire Hospital

Getting Here

Bus

A number of buses travel between the hospital and Reading town centre. For up to date service details call Reading Buses on 0118 959 4000 or visit: www.reading-buses.co.uk 

Some Thames Valley buses stop at the hospital; for service details call 0118 973 3486 or visit: https://www.thamesvalleybuses.com/

Train

There are frequent services by train to Reading town centre from outlying areas served by the hospital. For up to date information on train services call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 4849 50 or visit: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk. The hospital is a 15 minute walk from Reading railway station.

Bicycle

Bicycle racks are available near Maternity, Endoscopy, Battle Block, North Block, South Block

Car

Parking for patients and visitors coming to the Royal Berkshire Hospital can be found in the multi-story car park on Craven Road. We have allocated levels 0, 1, 2 and 3 of the car park to our patients and visitors.

You can find designated disabled parking spaces on levels 0 and 2 of the multi-story car park.

You do not need to take a ticket when you enter as your car will be registered with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and you do not need to display a ticket in your car. The multi-story car park is no longer barrier operated.

We have changed the way you pay in the multi-story car park to make it easier for our patients and visitors.

You can now pay via:

  • Cash via the pay machine before you exit (no change given)
  • Card via the pay machine before you exit (including contactless)
  • APCOA APP before you exit or within 24 hours of exiting the car park

Parking charges apply 24 hours, 7 days per week. Pay machines can be found inside the lift areas on Level 0 and 2.

Up to 1 hour

£ 1.50

Up to 2 hours

£ 3.50

Up to 3 hours

£ 4.50

Up to 4 hours

£ 7.00

Up to 6 hours

£ 9.50

All day parking

£ 15.00

Blue badge holders are eligible for free parking. To validate parking, please go to reception on level 2 or register your vehicle with APCOA once you have parked.

Facilities

  • Disabled toilets
  • Changing Places toilet (main entrance, Level 1). The toilet is locked with a key available 24/7 from security at Main reception on level 2. More information is available on this Changing Places webpage.
  • Children's play area (children's outpatients clinic - currently closed)
  • Buggies for transport (main entrance reception, Level 2)
  • M&S (main entrance, Level 2)
Cafes & Restaurants
  • Eating Hub and Delights Deli Bar - South Block, Level 1
  • AMT Coffee Hut - main entrance, Level 1
  • League of Friends Coffee House - Battle Block, Level 1
  • Jamaica Blue - South Block, Level 2
  • Pumpkin Cafe - Main Block, Level 2
Wi-fi

Public wi-fi is available across all inpatient and outpatient areas. Please connect to RBFT_GUEST and follow the prompts.

We can't guarantee wi-fi coverage in corridors, car parks or other transitional spaces.

Visiting Information

All visitors to clinical areas must:

  • wear a face mask (we will provide one for you if you don’t have your own)
  • use hand gel or wash your hands with soap and water
  • remain at the bedside, except for hand hygiene purposes. If a member of staff is needed, please use the call bell

Strike Action

Our Trust will be impacted by Royal College of Nursing strike action on 15 and 20 December. We are working to ensure minimal disruption and will contact patients directly if we have to cancel appointments. 

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