Our Values: Compassionate | Aspirational | Resourceful | Excellent


Welcome to the Cardiology Department

cardiology patient nurse smiling

Cardiology provides a combination of inpatient work, a large outpatient service offering cardiac investigations and invasive procedures, for both elective and emergency patients. Cardiac rehabilitation is provided by a clinical nurse specialist team, as well as the ambulatory heart failure lounge. The department runs a primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We have a commitment and passion for what we do, and believe that this is reflected in our staff and the service we deliver.

RBH performance data for heart attack treatment remains best in country for the 8th year in succession.

We are a University of Reading accredited department.

Wards and departments

  • Cardiac Care Unit -(CCU) – for high dependency  patients with acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), angina and a variety of other cardiology conditions
  • Whitley Ward  -  for acute cardiology and medical patients.
  • Jim Shahi Unita day case unit for patients having Cardiac procedures. The unit also treats day case heart failure patients and other infusions for Cardiology patients.
  • Cardiology Outpatients – for Cardiology tests and appointments, some of these take place on the concourse (Centre block, level 2). We also have clinics in Townlands, Bracknell and West Berkshire Hospital.

How to find us

The Cardiology Department is in Battle Block at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, on Level 1.

Directions to Cardiology Outpatients, Cardiac Care Unit, Jim Shahi Unit and Whitley Ward.

... from Craven Rd entrance
Arrive at Level 2 Main Reception. Proceed down the main corridor passing the cafe on the right and a shop on the left. Proceed past the coffee bar until reaching a small staircase on the right. Go down the steps and along past the Eye Clinics and enter Battle Block. Proceed along the Level 2 corridor until reaching the second set of lifts on the left. Take the lift down one floor to Level 1. Outside the lift on your left you will see the sign Cardiac Outpatients. For patients with a mobility problem, speak to the reception on Level 2 and request the buggy.

... from London Road entrance
Enter the hospital through the old main entrance. Turn left and then right down the glass lined corridor. On entering Battle Block proceed up a slight slope. You will find Cardiology Outpatients on the left. Note that there are no buggy facilities at this entrance.


Useful contacts

Battle Block
Royal Berkshire
NHS Foundation Trust
London Road
Reading RG1 5AN

0118 322 5111


    Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust,
    London Road,
    RG1 5AN
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