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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

This page is being updated regularly, so please check back for the latest information.

We want to reassure you that we have plans in place to manage the situation and keep you and our staff safe.

You can find the latest information about Coronavirus COVID-19 and what you need to if you/a member of your household are experiencing symptoms at:

We’ll also add updates to our services on our websites, so please keep checking back for full details:

You may also like to keep up to date through social media – follow our Berkshire Healthcare Facebook and Twitter pages. 

Advice to all patients

Please continue coming to appointments unless:

  • We’ve contacted you to cancel or reschedule your appointment
  • You have a high temperature and/or a new continuous cough
  • You’ve been told to self-isolate 

If you’re showing symptoms of COVID-19 or are self-isolating, please do not come to our hospitals or clinics. Instead, contact your service to inform them and rearrange your appointment.

If you’re expecting a home visit, please contact us if you or anyone in your home are showing symptoms of COVID-19.

Depending on your needs, we may be able to offer an alternative such as online consultations/Skype chats, or a call if you’re unable to attend an appointment. 

Advice for visitors to our hospitals

To protect both our patients and our staff caring for them, we are now not allowing any visitors to our hospitals. Please consider other ways of keeping in touch, like phone or video calls.  There are currently only two exceptions to this:

  • Patients at the end of life - in these circumstances, the ward manager may allow one visitor to spend time with their loved one
  • In-patients at Prospect Park - children will be allowed to visit their patient in the on-site family room

On arrival at any of our wards or departments, visitors should immediately wash their hands and report to the nurse in charge. 

All visitors must also wash their hand or use the hand gel when they leave.

Read our visitor notice

Offers of support

We greatly appreciate your offers of support, including donations, which are all helping our staff whilst they combat coronavirus (COVID-19). If you're looking to offer support to the NHS in some way, please email our Marketing and Communications Team.  

Email     marcomms@berkshire.nhs.uk