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Stroke Unit

Welcome to the department

Patient working with occupational therapist in Stroke Unit

The Stroke Unit is a 28 bed unit caring for patients with complex multi-professional health and social needs. The ward team cares for patients with acute and rehabilitation needs. 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.

There is also a mixed sex hyperacute bay for thrombolysed patients and those patients that need closer monitoring.


Ward visiting hours:
2pm – 5pm and 6pm – 9pm.

Note: the ward operates protected meal times - no visiting during these times.

Visitors allowed: 2 visitors per patient 

How to get here

Exit the multi-storey car park on level 2. Follow the signs for all wards and departments, and take a right at the Welcome Desk. Continue through to Battle Block, and take the second set of stairs or lifts you come to on your left.

Exit on level 1. The Stroke Unit is through the set of double doors, but please press the intercom and a member of staff will let you in. 

Staff details

Consultant: Dr A Van Wyk
Matron: Chris Penhale
Sister: Shivanthi Panchalingam
Ward Clerk: 0118 322 5240

Nearby facilities

Refreshment Points

  • Convenience store (Main Entrance Block)
  • Coffee bar (Main Entrance Block)
  • Restaurant on level 1 (South Block)
  • League of Friends shop and tea bar (Maternity Block)

ATM machine
Opposite the reception desk on level 2 in the Main Entrance Block.



Useful Contacts

Stroke Unit
Level 1, Battle Block
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
London Road

0118 322 5411


    Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust,
    London Road,
    RG1 5AN
    Email us
    Tel: 0118 322 5111