Norovirus advice for visitors
There are currently a large number of cases of Norovirus or winter vomiting bug in the local community. Stop and think before visiting any of our hospital or clinic sites.
If you have any sickness or diarrhoea symptoms or you feel unwell, please do not visit. You can still be infectious for 48 hours after your last symptoms disappear.
You can find advice on how to treat Norovirus symptoms and prevent it spreading here.
Welcome to Kennet Ward, specialising in the care of patients with acute respiratory conditions in addition to being an acute medical ward.
The patients are cared for in single sex bays. Each single sex bay has a designated single sex toilet and washing facilities adjacent to the bay.
Visiting hours: The Trust has an open visiting policy with recommended visiting between 10am and 8pm. You may be asked to leave the bedside for therapies, medical examination and at mealtimes.
Visitors allowed: Two visitors per bed, except by agreement with ward sister or nurse in charge.
Matron: Angela Forster
Sister: Maureen Fogarty
Children must be supervised at all times. For very ill patients, visiting hours can be relaxed, but the ward is very busy in the mornings.
Mobile phones allowed: Yes, but please respect other patients by having a low ring tone and not using the phone at night when other patients are sleeping
Opposite the reception desk on Level 2 in the Main Entrance Block.
Level 2 Centre Block
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Reading RG1 5AN
0118 322 7491 / 8749