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The Royal Berkshire and Battle
Trust became the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust in June
2006. It is one of Reading's biggest employers and one of the
largest general hospital Trusts in the country. The Trust provides
acute medical and surgical services to Reading, Wokingham and West
Berkshire and specialist services to a wider population.
A £142 million consolidation project
brought the Battle Hospital services onto the Royal Berkshire site.
The Battle Block has a new enhanced cardiac care unit, an enlarged
haematology/oncology unit, a neuro-rehabilitation and acute stroke
unit, five new elderly care wards, and three new acute medical
wards. The Trust provides services in all specialties except
Cardiac Surgery and Neurosurgery.
We actively promote equality &
diversity, staff involvement & communication, a healthy
workplace, training & development, flexible working, childcare
and staff benefits/discounts. As part of the new build, the site
has a range of shops and dining facilities. We are continuously
up-grading our hospital accommodation, and a further new block has
The Royal Berkshire Simulation Centre,
provides opportunities to learn medical techniques and develop
communication and team-building skills. We also have an innovative
online learning system. Our Clinical Decision Unit has been
commended nationally and provides a high standard of teaching for
junior doctors. We have a strong partnership with the University of
Reading, which allows for shared skills, research and training.
The Trust has a wide range of
Foundation Programmes, rotating through various specialties,
including Surgery, Orthopaedics, General Practice, Obstetrics and
Gynaecology, Accident and Emergency, Acute Medicine, Elderly Care,
Anaesthetics and Neonatology. Rotations provide excellent
experience in the care of critically ill patients, acute diagnosis
and management and also some basic surgical skills.
As of August 2016 the trust will have
trainees and 36 F2 trainees
Cardiology, Clinical Oncology,
& Diabetes Mellitus, Gastroenterology,
General Psychiatry, General Surgery, Geriatric
Medicine, Paediatrics, Respiratory
Medicine, Renal Medicine, Rheumatology,
& Orthopaedic Surgery, Urology.
(internal) Medicine, General
Practice, General Surgery, Geriatric
Medicine, Haematology, Neonatal, Obstetrics
& Gynaecology, Otolaryngology, Paediatrics
Palliative Medicine, Trauma
& Orthopaedic Surgery.
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