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Jim Shahi Unit

The Jim Shahi Unit is part of the Cardiology department. It offers cardiac angiography, angioplasty (PCI), pacemaker insertion, electrical cardio version, automated implantable cardiovertor defibrillator (AICD), electrophysiology studies (EP studies), cardiac day care and catheterisation.


Drop off and pick up only. No visitors while procedures are being undertaken - mainly mornings

How to get here

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. Jim Shahi Unit is on level 1, Battle Block. The entrance to the ward is opposite the Battle Block lifts nearest to North Block. There is an intercomm to request entry.

Staff details

Matron: Karolyn Baker
Sister: Julie Turner

Facilities nearby

Shops in main entrance, or the League of Friends coffee house in Eye Block, level 1.


Useful contacts

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

Department direct dial number: 0118 322 6502


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    London Road,
    RG1 5AN
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