About Circle Reading Hospital
Circle Reading Hospital is designed to feel different. We know a hospital visit can be daunting, so we have created a modern hospital experience which feels more like you're stepping into a luxury hotel.
We pride ourselves in providing you and your family with the best possible care. We can offer you a choice of expert consultants, quick access to appointments and benefits like unrestricted visiting hours when you stay with us.
When you first step inside the hospital, you’ll be greeted with a smile by one of our friendly receptionists. Once you’re booked in, our bright and airy atrium is the ideal place to relax before your appointment. When you’re ready, take a seat on one of our comfy sofas while enjoying a freshly prepared cappuccino available from our café. Your consultant will then come out to meet you in person before starting your appointment.
Wondering what to expect?
We really value all patient feedback as it helps us to continually improve our services. According to data published on the Private Healthcare Information Network, 98% of patients said they would recommend us to family and friends. Read more about the data here. Many patients also leave us reviews on Facebook too. Read what they have to say about us here.
Circle Reading Hospital is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) which ensures the highest standards of care are given in UK hospitals. We were last inspected in November 2016 and received an overall rating of “Good”. You can read our latest CQC inspection report here.
Circle Reading Hospital is part of Circle Health, a hospital group that won “Private Hospital Group of the Year” in 2015, and was a 2017 finalist, at the LaingBuisson Awards. Circle also won an HSJ Partnership Award this year as “Best Healthcare Provider to the NHS” for our MSK service.
We offer a wide variety of services at the hospital to give you more choice when choosing care that’s right for you. When you’re suffering from joint pain, are looking to have a scan or want to know how much a hip replacement will cost, we can help. Our consultants work across a wide of specialties including:
• Shoulder and elbow
• Hand and wrist
• Foot and ankle
• Physiotherapy and rehabilitation
• Pain management
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.
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 bringing together excellent clinical leadership and empowering our team, we have created an environment at Circle Reading where you can be sure of the best possible care. Find out more about our consultants here.
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.
As a private patient, you can now choose to have a robotics-assisted knee replacement with an expert surgeon at Circle Reading Hospital.
The NAVIO Surgical system helps some of the country’s leading surgeons to deliver even greater accuracy during your operation, while also eliminating the need for a CT scan before surgery.
We have a dedicated rehabilitation unit situated in the hospital, offering far more than physiotherapy alone. Our expert medical team includes consultants, doctors, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists, dieticians and other specialist rehabilitation therapists. They’ll provide you with the latest treatment and therapies utilising state-of-the-art technology, in a high-quality hospitality setting.
Our rehabilitation team specialise in:
- Accelerating recovery after surgery e.g. following a hip replacement
- Neurological rehabilitation e.g. after a stroke
- Pain management e.g. fibromyalgia
- Sports rehabilitation
Our expert team have the latest equipment to help in your recovery, including:
- AlterG anti-gravity treadmill – designed to shorten recovery time, improve mobility and reduce injury
- 3D gait analysis – to analyse biomechanics and help identify why pain is occurring
- Hi-Tech Hydro Physio – an aquatic treadmill which helps to relieve joint and muscle pain, while increasing the range of motion.
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 paid special attention when designing our private 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, films and music, along with a guest bed so a partner or parent can stay with you, with no limitations on visiting hours.
As standard we also offer free parking on-site, along with complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hospital for patients and guests.
Whether you are here for your first appointment, or staying as an inpatient, you will always have access to a menu of delicious, freshly-prepared food from our team of chefs.
If you’re looking for light refreshments, we have a selection of teas, coffees, pastries and healthy snacks to enjoy. Or if you’re looking for a more substantial meal, why not try a tasty combination of avocado, vine tomato and mozzarella on sourdough bread, or lemon roast chicken, sautéed potatoes, fine beans and confit shallots.
At the heart of everything we do at Circle is our credo. These are our guiding principles for the services we provide and what we always strive to achieve. Our principles are:
- We are above all the agents of our patients. We aim to exceed their expectations every time so that we earn their trust and loyalty. We strive to continuously improve the quality and the value of the care we give our patients.
- We empower our people to do their best. Our people are our greatest asset. We should select them attentively and invest in them passionately. As everyone matters, everyone who contributes should be a Partner in all that we do. In return, we expect them to give their patients all that they can.
- We are unrelenting in the pursuit of excellence. We embrace innovation and learn from our mistakes. We measure everything we do and we share the data with all to judge. Pursuing our ambition to be the best healthcare provider is a never-ending process. 'Good enough' never is.
The Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN) is the representative body for independent sector healthcare providers. In partnership with The Patients Association, IHPN have created a short animation to help explain what patients can expect from independent healthcare. Please watch the video here.