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British Red Cross - Prevention of Admission to Hospital

The British Red Cross provides short-term care & support for people following treatment at A&E Department at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading.  The service is free & confidential providing transport home from A&E in a specially adapted vehicle which can accommodate a wheelchair.  

On arrival home support is provided by addressing immediate practical needs eg. checking heating, providing food & drink & contacting family & friends.  A follow up telephone call will be made the following day.

The service is available to those aged of 50 living in Reading, Wokingham or West Berkshire & who have been treated in A&E at the Royal Berkshire Hospital & who need a helping hand getting and settling in at home. 

Referrals are made via the Occupational Therapists at the A&E unit.  The service is available Monday-Friday between 2pm - 8.30 pm.

Who to contact

0118 935 8248

Where to go

British Red Cross
John Nike House
90 Eastern Avenue

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday 14:00 - 20:30

Other Details


Is there a charge for
using this service?


Referral required
Referral Details

Referrals are made via the Occupational Therapists at A&E 

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.