Battle Hospital

Details

Name :

Battle Hospital

Address  :

344 Oxford Road

Town  :

Reading

State  :

Berkshire

Country  :

UK

Post Code:

RG30 1AG

Phone  :

0118 9583666

Fax  :

0118 9636503

Web URL  :

Not Available
Battle Hospital
Featured Hospitals Listing
Newcastle General Hospital
Westgate Road Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne and Wear (UK)
Phone : 0191 233 6161
Email : Not Available
Website URL : Available

Description

Battle Hospital was a National Health Service hospital in the town of Reading in the English county of Berkshire The hospital was located on a large site between Oxford Road and Portman Road in West Reading

Battle Hospital began its life in 1867 as a workhouse the Reading Union Workhouse Between 1889 and 1892 an infirmary was added with 185 beds for vagrants During the First World War it became the Reading War Hospital In 1930 it became a municipal hospital taking the name Battle Hospital for the first time In 1948 by now with 384 beds Battle Hospital became a general hospital under the new National Health Service1

In 1952 a new maternity unit Thames Block opened In 1972 the new single storey Abbey block opened By 1993 Battle Hospital had 280 beds compared with 760 beds at Readings other general hospital the Royal Berkshire Hospital Both hospitals were administered by the Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospitals NHS Trust1

In 2005 the hospital closed with all its patients and services transferred to the Royal Berkshire Hospital A new block at that hospital built to accommodate the extra capacity required to support this move was named the Battle Block1

The hospital has since been demolished The western half of the site is now occupied by a large Tesco supermarket with its supporting car parks and filling station The eastern part of the site is being redeveloped as a housing estate
Heart shrinking trial aimed at combating heart failure to begin

The technique involves electrically stimulating nerves leading up to the heart with the hope it will reduce and size and improve life expectancy It has already been trialled on rats and dogs who were found to have been kept alive longer The first patient will be operated on next week by surgeons at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital and The Royal... Read More

10 Million Aging Baby Boomers Heading Straight Into Alzheimer Years

One night my mother wandered I had no idea I was sound asleep When I woke up and found her she was fully dressed Her shoes were soaking wet It had rained the day before so I realized she had been out That was the turning point Thats when I knew I could no longer care for my mother at home It was beyond my control Helen Hendersons experience with... Read More