A water leak that occurred in the early hours of this morning meant the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, lost power in Battle and North Block of the hospital, which also resulted in power outage. Areas affected included our elderly care wards, critical care unit, stroke unit and some outpatient areas.
Mary Sherry, Chief Operating Officer for Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, said:
The healthcare regulator is investigating Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust because of concerns about aspects of its performance.
Royal Berkshire Hospital has identified problems with its data on patient waiting times, which has raised questions about its ability to meet national waiting time targets.
Monitor is also concerned that the trust is predicting that it may suffer larger financial losses this year than previously thought.
Monitor will announce the outcome of its investigation, and any regulatory action, in due course.
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.