Berkshire Independent Hospital

Private hospital run by

Swallows Croft, Wensley Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 6UZ

Tel: 0118 902 8000Email:

About Berkshire Independent Hospital

The Berkshire Independent Hospital is one of Reading's leading private hospitals with an excellent reputation for delivering high quality healthcare treatments and services. The hospital, built in 1993 has 52 individual patient rooms and nine twin bedded rooms all with en-suite facilities.

By investing in advanced medical technology, the hospital offers a wide range of treatments and services. The three fully equipped theatres with a seven-bedded recovery area are particularly suitable for orthopaedic procedures offered such as arthroscopy, hip and knee replacement. A dedicated day surgery suite is suitable for minor surgery and endoscopy.

High quality treatments

Treatments at the hospital include hernia surgery, gall bladder surgery, gastroscopy, dermatology, general surgery, acupuncture, physiotherapy, shockwave therapy, radiology, weight loss surgery, shoulder and elbow surgery, gastroenterology, orthopaedics, respiratory medicine, varicose veins treatment, spine and back care and gynaecology.

Competitively priced cosmetic surgery is also available for a wide range of procedures including breast enlargement, tummy tuck, liposuction and facial surgery by our consultant led service. Macrolane treatment for breast enhancement and body contouring is also available.

Outstanding orthopaedic services

With a committed, caring and dedicated team of specialist consultant orthopaedic surgeons, Berkshire Independent Hospital offers thorough treatments, assessments and diagnosis for an extensive range of orthopaedic conditions including knee surgery, hip surgery, spinal surgery, hand and wrist surgery, shoulder and elbow surgery, and foot surgery.

Physiotherapy services

Berkshire Independent Hospital ensures that every patient receives the highest quality of care delivered by a team of dedicated and friendly staff. The physiotherapy department tailors a specific treatment plan for you which will detail the number of sessions and treatments you require to help you to recover. They are driven to provide patients with the most up-to-date treatments and techniques, including providing treatment for back and neck problems, sports injuries, women's health, neurological conditions, elderly rehabilitation, hand injuries, shoulder problems, joint problems and arthritic conditions.

Excellent facilities

Direct dial telephone, Sky TV and radio are available in all rooms for you and your visitor's comfort. Meals are served in your room and comprise a superb selection of dishes, all freshly prepared. Free car parking and disabled access is also available.

The outpatient department adjacent to the hospital has 19 consulting rooms with associated examination and treatment facilities, and a minor operating theatre.

Other outpatient facilities include a large physiotherapy department with a well equipped, modern gymnasium, audiology, x-ray, ultrasound, MRI scanning and a pathology Laboratory.

The hospital has a two-bedded high dependency unit for patients requiring specialist nursing.

Highly experienced staff

Consultants and nursing staff at Berkshire Independent Hospital are highly experienced and have your care and comfort as their highest priority. During and after treatment, you will receive a standard of care which is second to none, and all patients have the reassurance that a resident RMO is available 24 hours a day.

Facilities and services

  • Pathology (on site)

Specialist clinics

  • Cosmetic clinic
  • Physiotherapy clinic

Imaging and radiology services

  • CT scan
  • MRI scan
  • Ultrasound - 4d
  • X Ray

Treatments available at Berkshire Independent Hospital

Berkshire Independent Hospital offers their patients an extensive range of treatments and services, all delivered at exceptional high standards.

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Private doctors that work at Berkshire Independent Hospital

The consultants and specialists at Berkshire Independent Hospital have to meet strict criteria to make sure all patients are only provided with excellent quality care. View the consultants and specialists with admitting rights.

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Ways to pay for private treatment at Berkshire Independent Hospital

Berkshire Independent Hospital accepts a number of different ways for patients to pay for their treatments including self-pay and private medical insurance.

Self pay

For self-funded patients, you will be required to pay the full cost of your procedure before coming into hospital. This can be paid for by credit or debit card, excluding American Express. If you wish to pay by personal cheque, you must ensure to submit your cheque 14 days in advance.

Insured patients

Patients with medical insurance are required to have pre-authorisation from your health insurer before you arrive at the hospital, to ensure that your treatment costs will be covered.

Contact Berkshire Independent Hospital

Swallows Croft
Wensley Road

Main Phone: 0118 902 8000
Admissions: 0118 902 8101
Self pay and Premium Care enquiries or to book an appointment: 0118 902 8024
Outpatients: 0118 902 8114
Pathology: 0118 902 8022
Customer Services: 0118 902 8114
Pharmacy: 0118 902 8083
Physiotherapy: 0118 902 8030
NHS line: 0118 902 8055
Fax: 0118 902 8125
Customer Services:

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