Royal Berkshire Hospital Contact Number: 0118 322 5111

Contact the Royal Berkshire Hospital by calling their main switchboard on the following contact number 0118 322 5111 to ask which bed a patient is staying in prior to your visit.


About the Hospital

The Royal Berkshire Hospital is a NHS hospital located in the town of Reading, Berkshire. The hospital is managed the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and is regarded as one of the UK’s best in terms of healthcare services and customer satisfaction. For instance, the hospital provides 813 inpatient beds along with 204-day beds across a variety of wards, from maternity to radiography.


Hospital Switchboard – 0118 322 5111

Contact the Royal Berkshire Hospital on the phone number of their main switchboard 0118 322 5111 if you are unsure which hospital department or ward to call directly. For instance, if you are calling as an outpatient then can be put through to the relevant ward reception before making an appointment over the phone. Alternatively, you may wish to get in touch to ask about the visiting hours for any inpatients in one of the hospital’s many wards and units.

However, if you have been referred to the hospital through the NHS e-Referral Service then you should book your appointment with a Royal Berkshire consultant online rather than over the phone.

You should use the above phone number if your require medical attention in the hospital’s accident and emergency unit. However, before visiting the busy hospital, you may wish to discuss what constitutes emergency attention or if you should book an appointment at their local GP surgery instead. Alternatively, you can even call NHS 111 for medical advise regarding a non-critical condition as this may help save resources and time at Royal Berkshire Hospital. Alternatively, callers should ask about the parking costs if they think they are going to stay several hours at the hospital, either as a patient or visitor.


Call Costs and Contact Hours

The Royal Berkshire Hospital helpline uses a 01 contact number meaning that callers will only be charged the same standard per-minute rate as any other local call made from a UK mobile or landline telephone. As the hospital is open on a 24 hour basis, you will be able to call the hospital on their main switchboard number at any time of day.


Patient Relations Team – 0118 322 8338

Call the Royal Berkshire Hospital patient relations team on their local rate contact number 0118 322 8338 to report a complaint you have following a medical appointment. Both inpatients and outpatients should report any instances of medical negligence or if they are unhappy with the waiting times between a consultation and surgery.


Write to the Berkshire Hospital

If you would prefer to send a written complaint regarding your experience at the hospital then you should write Royal Berkshire Hospital on the following postal address:

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust,
London Road,
Craven Road,
RG1 5AN,
United Kingdom