A new hi-tech life support trolley which can transport patients between different wards or even to other hospitals has been launched at The Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.
The Intensive Care Unit has carried out it's first live trials using the seventy thousand pound machine. It's hoped if it proves a success, more of the trolleys will be bought. ITV Meridian spoke to Lead murse for Clinical Care at the RBH, Rob Williams.
The Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading needs to improve - that's the verdict of an inspection carried out by the Care Quality Commission. One of the biggest concerns was the understaffing of the maternity unit which led inspectors to close two beds on the ward to improve safety.
However the CQC acknowledged the Royal Berkshire IS a busy hospital and stressed the Trust had taken immediate action. Richard Slee reports.
A spokesperson gave this statement with regards to the Royal Berkshire Hospital needing improvements.
The Royal Berkshire Hospital will open their new dementia friendly wards later today, thanks to funding from the department of health.
The refurbishment includes reminiscence rooms which are decorated in old newspaper covers, colour coded wards as well as a cinema room to help patients relax.
People who need hospital treatment could be looked after in their own homes in future.
Health experts at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading are looking at a new 'Hospital at home' scheme to relieve the pressure on beds.
Patients would receive daily nursing care and treatment - but is it just about saving money? Mel Bloor reports.
Interviewee: Lindsey Barker, Consultant Physician at the Royal Berkshire Hospital
Staff and patients at the Royal Berkshire Hospital examining the Lego model MRI scanner, which came complete with its own doctor and Lego-sized MRI scan.
The Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading has introduced a fun way of helping its younger patients prepare for scans. It asked Lego to create a model of an MRI scanner to help children understand what to expect.
Ashley Zdanowicz from the Royal Berkshire Hospital and Edward Parkin, who's a patient, tell us what they think.
A new model scanner made out of lego is helping to explain the scanning procedure for young patients. The model is being used for children having scans at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.
The A&E department at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading will be expanded as part of a £810,000 upgrade. The accident and emergency department will grow by knocking through walls of neighbouring offices and education suites to create room for 10 more beds.
Managers at the hospital say to A&E department is too small to cope with the number of patients coming through its doors. Works will start in the summer.