In September 2019 the Department of Health announced that the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust would be one of 40 Trusts which would be on the New Hospital Programme to develop Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.
The Bell Surgery Patient Participation Group has organised a talk on Tuesday 21 June between 6.00-7.15pm online via Teams from Alison Foster, Programme Director of Building Berkshire Together who will discuss the range of options onsite and offsite and how the Trust is working with the local community to ensure that the hospital is designed with those that use the hospital and ensure it is fit for the future.
This long-term, redevelopment programme will involve a major investment over the course of the next ten years and will involve every one of the Trust’s public and private sector partners. A redeveloped or relocated hospital will be a catalyst for collaboration between the NHS, the academic community and local business, stimulating inward investment, innovation and jobs.
The original Royal Berkshire Hospital was constructed in 1839. Today some patients are still treated in wards which are now more than 175 years old. A significant part of the hospital estate is beyond economic repair or too small to meet all the needs of our local communities. Despite these challenges the Trust consistently provides modern, high-quality, acute and specialist care, and over the past three years they have been rapidly developing our digital capabilities to improve the care we deliver.
This talk is open to all and will allow the South Oxfordshire Locality patients to have a better understanding of plans for change and to have their views heard by the team.
For more information and to book your space contact:
Janet Waters, PPG Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07730 468561