Renal Unit at West Berks hospital likely to cost £1.8m [Posted 28/07/13]

Posted July 29, 2013

West Berkshire Community Hospital’s proposed new renal unit could cost about £1.8m to build according to the first estimate received. Nick Galbraith, secretary of the buildings trust, spoke to Newbury Town Council on Monday evening requesting their support for the plans. Mr Galbraith stated that there was just one estimate of £1.8m for the building […]

NHS 111 Service rolls out in Berkshire [Posted 22/07/13]

Posted July 22, 2013

The new NHS 111 service was launched in Berkshire in July. It is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help you access the care you need, any time, any day. The service in Berkshire is being run by the South Central Ambulance Service who are local experts. On dialling 111 callers […]

New Dialysis Unit requested for West Berks Hospital [Posted: 22/07/13]


Newbury and Thatcham Hospital Buildings Trust has applied for permission for a two-storey Renal Dialysis Unit at West Berkshire Community Hospital. If approved, the unit which will built in the hospital’s grounds in Rooke’s Way, will be able to treat up to 10 patients who currently have travel to Reading’s Royal Berkshire Hospital for treatment. […]

Screening launched to help prevent deaths in Thames Valley [Posted 09/07/13]

Posted July 9, 2013

MEN aged over 65 are being urged to have an abdominal aortic aneurism (AAA) scan, as part of the 65th birthday of the NHS. The scans are being run at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and all those who are eligible within West Berkshire will receive an invitation in the post. Read the full […]

Next Public meeting of the Newbury and District CCG 11th July 2013 [Posted: 01/07/13]

Posted July 1, 2013

THE next public meeting of the newly-formed Newbury and District Clinical Commissioning Group will take place next month. The governing body meeting will take place on Thursday, July 11, from 2pm until 5pm at West Berkshire Council Chamber, Market Street. The CCG is responsible for commissioning local health services. To book a place and to […]

Carers Week 2013: Events in West Berkshire [Posted 07/06/13]

Posted June 7, 2013

When: 10 – 16 June 2013 Where: Events across Reading, West Berkshire & Wokingham Carers Week highlights the support and services available to unpaid carers. If you are looking after someone who cannot manage without your help, you are a carer. View the Carers Week Events flyer for details of events in your area.

West Berkshire Health Priorities: Our Opinion Poll Results [Posted 05/06/13]

Posted June 5, 2013

HWWB Opinion Poll Results June 2013

70 West Berkshire residents responded to our opinion poll asking what they considered to be the health priorities for West Berkshire. 40% of the people answering the survey said Carers was the main priority, 20% chose Mental Health and 7% chose Youth Issues/pressures. The remaining 33% chose Other and the majority here (26%) was for […]

Introduction to Personal Independence Payments event [Posted 05/06/13]


WBILN and Berkshire Carers Service are holding a joint event for Carers Week on 11 June. **Introduction to Personal Independence Payments followed by tea and cakes** Please see the attached WB Carers Week PIP flyer for details. Numbers are limited and booking is essential. Please call 0800 988 5462     West Berkshire Independent Living Network […]

Child Safety Week [Posted: 28/05/13]

Posted May 28, 2013

Child Safety Week is the Child Accident Prevention Trust’s flagship annual community education campaign, raising awareness of serious childhood accidents and how to prevent them. They provide free resources for thousands of fun and engaging local activities and events for families across the UK. Child Safety Week has a real impact with last year’s events […]