Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

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The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust runs Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, Berkshire, the Prince Charles Eye Unit and the Windsor Dialysis Satellite Unit based in Windsor, Berkshire, Bracknell Healthspace, Townlands Hospital in Henley-on-Thames and West Berkshire Community Hospital which is between Newbury and Thatcham.

The trust's plans to build a pre-operative assessment block in Reading were approved by Reading Borough Council in March 2015 but councillors complained that the car parking site was "abominably managed".[1]


The trust established a Hospital at Home service in 2015. Suitable patients are taken home,where a nurse will agree a care plan tailored to their condition. The average length of “stay” on the home care scheme between three and four days for each patient. It is anticipated that up to 1,600 people in West Berkshire each year would use the scheme.[2]

It was named by the Health Service Journal as one of the top hundred NHS trusts to work for in 2015. At that time it had 4651 full time equivalent staff and a sickness absence rate of 3.23%. 72% of staff recommend it as a place for treatment and 64% recommended it as a place to work.[3]

In the End of Life Care Audit - Dying in Hospital carried out by the Royal College of Physicians in 2016 the trust did well, with scores between 82% and 96% across the five indicators, while the national average was between 56% and 84%.[4]

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  1. ^ "Plans approved for pre-op ward at Royal Berkshire Hospital despite parking being dubbed 'an abomination'". Local Berkshire. 20 March 2015. Archived from the original on 5 July 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Hospital at Home scheme to go live by September". Newbury Today. 14 June 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "HSJ reveals the best places to work in 2015". Health Service Journal. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Royal Berkshire Hospital end of life care scores highly in report". Get Reading. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 

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