Circle Rehabilitation Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility
Our inpatient facility at Berkshire is part of an accommodating private hospital. It looks and feels like a hotel, with peaceful bedrooms, a relaxing rehabilitation lounge and an atrium that are designed to give patients the comfort and relaxation that’s unprecedented in a hospital setting.
In the near future, we will be adding a 120-bed rehabilitation suite in Circle Birmingham Hospital, which is under construction. We can also arrange treatments in, and transportation to, one of our network of VAMED rehabilitation hospitals across Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. We have outpatient and assessment centres in Bath, Reading, Nottingham Bedford and London.
How long should I stay?
How long you stay is completely up to you, but we’ll make some recommendations depending on your needs. Whatever you choose, we can help in your onward journey too. We have dedicated staff who will work together to ensure that you have a smooth transition back into your home and organise any on-going support you may need.
Enjoy more home comforts when you stay with us:
- Private, en-suite room
- Use of our exclusive patient recreational area including lounge, kitchenette and roof top terrace (coming soon).
- Guest bed so a partner or parent can stay overnight (please contact us for costs)
- Unrestricted visiting hours
- Free 24 hour car parking for family and friends
- Free Wi-Fi
- Unlimited complimentary tea and coffee for you and your family
- TV, films and music available in your room
- Appetising menu prepared by our Michelin star trained chef and his team (food for family and friends at an additional cost).
- Free newspaper of your choice, every day you stay.
- On-site service to arrange additional amenities, often at discounted rates. Examples include beauty treatments, hairdressing, taxis and florists
Architecture and design
Outstanding architecture and design is an important feature of Circle’s hospitals, since we believe that patients feeling relaxed and comfortable in their environment is key to optimal medical outcomes.
The model for our hospital buildings was established by Norman Foster’s design for Circle Bath, which opened in 2010, featuring generous amounts of open space and widespread access to natural light including in operating theatres.
Circle Reading Hospital was designed by specialist architectural and structural engineering practice Bryden Wood, with the mission to create a sustainable, low carbon building adopting standardised production processes, that in turn can inspire the design of future hospitals.
The building has a distinctive, “basket-weave” glass cladding. Inside is a stunning double-height atrium, where patients meet with specialists or visitors, and can have a cup of tea and a freshly-prepared meal from the cafe. All patient rooms have windows facing an inner courtyard, clad in western red cedar, with a view of the building’s green roof: a soothing outlook. Rooms are luxuriously spacious and the hospital’s public areas calm and airy. High quality materials such as oak flooring are used throughout.
Circle has developed a model of luxury hotel-style hospitality which is second to none in the healthcare sector. In each Circle facility, a hospitality services lead is appointed at commissioning phase with target recruitment of support staff – receptionists, telephonists, porters, concierge team, café and canteen staff – from a hotel backgound. By putting top-quality services at the heart of our thinking, Circle offers the wow factor from the moment you step through the door.
At Circle Reading, you can relax in the airy atrium or in the comfy top-floor rehabilitation lounge. Our bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms are spacious and luxuriously fitted out to a five-star hotel specification.
They have free wi-fi, and a guest bed for a partner or parent to stay overnight can be provided. Circle Reading’s concierge service can organise chauffeured travel in a luxury car to and from the hospital and arrange other services, often at a discounted rate.
Circle’s sites employ executive chefs trained in Michelin-starred establishments, and offer nutritious, high-quality food prepared with locally-sourced, mainly organic ingredients. We’ve worked hard to make the menus appropriate for patients in different settings at different stages of their treatment and recovery. 100% of patient and visitor meals are cooked from scratch.
How to find us
Circle Reading Hospital is conveniently located on Drake Way behind the Reading Hilton Hotel, with easy access from the A33, M4 Junction 11 and Reading town centre.
Major international airports, including London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport and London Stansted Airport are within a short drive.
For those travelling by car, Circle Reading Hospital has ample car parking, with over 175 parking spaces on site. If you are using sat nav please use the postcode RG2 0GQ. This will direct you to the Hilton Hotel. Circle Reading Hospital 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 Hospital 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.
Circle Reading Hospital 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.