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Royal Berkshire Hospital

Getting Here

Car

Our car park is in very high demand and it can be difficult to find a space. If you can travel to your appointment or visit the hospital by public transport, or arrange to be dropped off and collected later, it would help avoid congestion or any delay to your appointment. If you do have to drive please allow extra time to find a parking space on site. Alternatively, on street pay and display parking is available in surrounding roads. 

Parking for patients and visitors at the Royal Berkshire Hospital is on levels 0, 1, 2 and 3 of the multi-storey car park in Craven Road. From the multi-storey you can easily get to main reception on level 2 of the Main Entrance Block.

Parking is charged at £1.50 per hour for up to six hours. All day parking is £12 and maximum stay is 24 hours. Pay machines can be found inside the lift areas on Level 0 and 2. 

Parking is free for disabled badge holders and there are designated parking spaces for disabled visitors on Levels 0 and 2 of the multi-storey.

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 Travel buses stop at the hospital; for service details call 01491 837988 or visit: www.thames-travel.co.uk 

Also, some First Group buses stop near the hospital, for details visit: www.firstgroup.com/ukbus 

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

Facilities

  • Disabled toilets
  • Changing area (main entrance, Level 1)
  • 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

Visiting Information

All visitors must

  • Wear face masks (these will be provided if the named birth partner/advocate does not have their own)
  • Use hand gel
  • Wash hands with soap and water before holding or feeding baby and after nappy changes
  • Remain at the bedside, except for hand hygiene purposes. If a member of staff is needed, the call bell should be used.

Staff on the ward will ring a bell to announce the end of each visiting session and all visitors are requested to leave promptly.

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