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Woodley Ward

Welcome to Woodley Ward

Woodley Ward is a ward for older male patients. Our goal is to enable each patient to become as independent and self-caring as possible, where appropriate. 


Ward visiting hours: 
9.30am -8.00pm
Periodically throughout these hours nurses will be completing essential drug dispensing rounds during which we ask they not be disturbed.

Visitors allowed per patient:  2 visitors per bed at any one time (children over 5 welcome with supervision)
Visitors who wish to assist with their relatives personal care needs (e.g. feeding / washing) are welcome to be involved.

How to find us

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 3. Please press the intercom and a member of staff will let you in. 

Staff details

Consultants: Dr N Joyce & Dr K Dean
Matron: Shirley McGrath
Ward Manager: Ricky Gadian

The nurses will be able to give you some information about your relative’s progress but if you want to discuss this in more detail you will need to speak to their doctor.

On the whole, the ward is used for patients who are expected to spend less that one week in hospital. Our aim, where appropriate, is to enable patients to become as independent and self-caring as possible.

Except in emergencies, please try to phone after 10am wherever possible. It is helpful if just one person telephones with enquiries and then informs other relatives and friends. We are not permitted to give detailed medical information over the telephone but we will report on how your friend or relative is progressing in a general way.

Nearby facilities 

Nearest Refreshment Point:  

On level 2 in Main Entrance block

  • Convenience store
  • Coffee bar
  • Restaurant on level 1 in South Block
  • League of Friends shop and cafe on level 2 in Maternity Block.


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




Useful contacts

Woodley Ward
Level 3, Battle Block
Royal Berkshire
NHS Foundation Trust
London Road
Reading RG1 5AN

0118 322 8202/8278


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    London Road,
    RG1 5AN
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