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Circle Reading Hospital

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About us

Circle Reading Hospital is designed to feel different. We know a hospital visit can be daunting, so we have created a modern hospital experience that feels more like you're stepping into a luxury hotel.
We pride ourselves in providing you with the best possible care. We can offer you a choice of expert consultants, quick access to appointments.

Special attention has been paid when designing our 30 private inpatient bedrooms to ensure you have the best environment for your recovery. Each bedroom is furnished to a high standard with an en-suite walk-in shower room, so that you can get the privacy you need. Our rooms also all have a TV as standard, along with complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hospital & you'll have benefits like Unrestricted visiting hours when you stay with us  & our Free on-site parking is a huge bonus. Whether you are here for a one-off appointment, or for a more lengthy stay with us, we want you to have the best experience possible.

We know your most important concern is the quality of care that you receive. That's why we work with some of Berkshire's leading consultants who are all specialists in their fields.

By fostering strong clinical leadership and empowering our team, Circle Reading has cultivated an environment committed to delivering exceptional care. Our dedication to meticulously assess your needs to ensure we can provide the highest standard of treatment. In the rare instance that your health needs exceed our capabilities, we may arrange for your care to be transferred to another hospital, typically within the NHS and, on rare occasions, to a facility equipped for intensive care. Rest assured, any transfer of care would only occur if absolutely necessary for your wellbeing and comprehensive care.

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We also have a resident medical officer (RMO) who is available 24 hours a day to ensure that patients are safe and care for at all times. Should your care needs change following surgery or treatment, we may need to transfer you to another hospital. This will either be to an NHS or another Circle hospital. Transfers of care only take place when absolutely necessary.

Prices

If you are paying for your own treatment, you want to ensure you're getting the best value when choosing a private hospital. We offer competitive, fixed-price packages which give you peace of mind when booking your treatment. Find out more by visiting out self-paying patients guide price page here.

If you are looking to use private medical insurance for your care, you can ask your insurance provider about Circle Reading Hospital. We're recognised by a wide range of insurance providers, including Bupa, AXA, Aviva and Vitality Health. View the full list of insurance companies here.

Patient satisfaction

Our latest Patient Satisfaction scores*

• 95.8% of patients said their overall experience of our services was very good or good

97.5% of patients said they were extremely likely or likely to recommend their consultant to their friends or family

 94.7% of patients said their overall experience of nursing care was excellent or very good

We are proud of our patient care and work hard to make each patient's time with us as pleasant as possible. Our patient satisfaction survey is an important indicator of how well we achieve this and we monitor the results very closely.

*During the period of January to December 2023, we received 2936 completed inpatient / Day Case Surveys at Circle Reading Hospital 

Patient Participation Group

At Circle Reading Hospital we have a Patient Participation Group which works collaboratively & positively with the hospital to improve our services, facilities & care.

Interested in being a Member?

Leave your details at [email protected]

we can then contact you every now and again to ask you a few questions or invite you to one of our focus groups.

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    Your private healthcare journey

    Every stage of your care with us, from diagnosis to recovery, is focused on you. We want to give you the best possible experience, with fast access to treatments and no waiting lists

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    Choose your consultant Find the right one for you

    We work with leading consultants offering NHS and private treatments across a wide range of medical services

Where are we? Easy to find and easy to get to Get directions on Google Maps

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At Circle Reading Hospital, we offer free parking to patients and visitors. Please note that the car park can get extremely busy, so please arrive in plenty of time before your appointment. If you are using sat nav please use the postcode RG2 0GQ. This will direct you to the Hilton Hotel. Circle Reading is approximately 100 metres further down Drake Way. The entrance to the hospital and car park is on the left behind the building.

From the M4: Exit at Junction 11 onto the A33 towards Reading. Continue on the A33 (straight over 3 more roundabouts) until you pass the Green Park Business Park at the third roundabout. Continue on the long straight section of the A33 until you see the large green sign to Kennet Island. Move into the right hand lane before the traffic lights and turn right into Kennet Island. Then take the first right off Lindisfarne Way onto Drake Way. Go past the Hilton Hotel. You will then see the Circle Reading building on your left. The entrance to the hospital and car park is on the left beyond the building.

From Reading: Take the A33 out of Reading Town Centre, towards the M4. Continue on the A33 until you come onto a long straight section and you see the large green sign to Kennet Island. Turn left at the traffic lights into Kennet Island. Then take the first right off Lindisfarne Way onto Drake Way. Go past the Hilton Hotel so that it is on your right and continue past it. The entrance to the hospital and car park is on the left beyond the building.

Bus

Circle Reading is served by local bus routes to Drake Way (the bus stop is Kennet Island Piazza opposite the Hilton Hotel), 40, 41, 50A, 50E and 51A.

The hospital is also conveniently located close to the Park and Ride at nearby Madejski Stadium.

Frequently asked questions and other useful information

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to find the information you need, so we've gathered a list of frequently asked questions about our hospitals and services

  • We offer flexible payment options via Chrysalis Finance, making private healthcare more affordable than you'd think. You can find more details here.

  • You will need to call the hospital you have booked your appointment with. To do this, you can find the phone number to your hospital on your appointment letter. 

  • You will need to call the hospital you booked your appointment with. To do this, you can find the phone number to your hospital on your appointment letter.

  • Yes, our hospitals have free WiFi access for our patients and visitors.
  • Once your appointment is booked, you can request to receive a confirmation email or letter with all the necessary information. To find the confirmation email, please search your email inbox for any message from [email protected].

    You will also receive a text reminder 48 hours prior to your appointment with all the details you need. Please note that this will not be sent if the appointment is booked within 48 hours of the appointment date.

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Our reviews. What our patients say More reviews

  • Rating: 5 stars

    Experience was faultless from start to finish. Staff were incredibly polite and helpful.

    Alistair - Google review
  • Rating: 5 stars

    Very well cared for, excellent service and information.

    Garry - Google review
  • Rating: 5 stars

    I felt like I was the only patient in the hospital, I could not have been looked after any better.

    Karen - Google review
  • Rating: 5 stars

    The care was brilliant from the nurses, consultants, Anaesthetists, all who I came across.

    Victoria - Google review

More about Circle Reading Hospital

    • At the forefront of innovation 

      In 2018, Circle Reading Hospital became the first hospital in Europe to use a state-of-the-art diagnostic device called mi-eye 2, enabling significantly quicker diagnoses compared to traditional MRI scans.

      Mr Tony Andrade, Consultant Orthopaedic Hip and Knee Surgeon, introduced this innovative technology to Circle Reading Hospital and completed the first consultation with the device in Europe.

    • An Overview of the facilities at our private hospital Reading 

      Circle Reading has 30 private inpatient bedrooms. Each bedroom is furnished to a high standard with an en-suite walk-in shower room. The rooms in our Reading hospital all have a TV as standard and there is also complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hospital

      We also have free on-site parking.

      • Patients can be treated at Circle Reading as a NHS patient through the NHS Choose and Book system.
      • Patients will be able to choose from a choice of clinic times including some weekend and evening appointments and with Circle Reading's short waiting times, have fast access to some of the best specialist consultants in Berkshire.

      Clinics currently available are:

      • Cataract and YAG laser
      • Colorectal
      • ENT
      • Foot and Ankle
      • Gallstone and Endoscopy
      • Gynaecology
      • Hand Surgery
      • Hernia Repair
      • Hip
      • Knee
      • Pain Management
      • Shoulder
      • Spinal

      Exclusion criteria for NHS e Referral (Choose and Book) patients
      BMI greater than 45, Patient under the age of 18, MI/CVA/Recurrent TIA within the last 6 months, Cardiac related disorders, Life threatening Respiratory Disorders (COPD, Bronchiectasis etc.), Severe and Life threatening Blood Disorders, Unstable Psychiatric disorder, Visual Acuities under 6/12 for cataract surgery, Glaucoma, Lid Cyst Removal.

      If you have any queries please contact the Circle Reading bookings team on
      Call: 0118 922 6925 or Email: [email protected]

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