It's a difficult time for everyone, and we're incredibly proud of how our teams and local communities are meeting the coronavirus challenge. We're sharing good news stories and experiences from those working on the front line.
Meet Saskia, one of our staff nurses, and find out why she decided to work with us during the COVID-19 pandemic, and why she decided to stay with us once her placement ended.Read Saskia's story
Jenny Hall, a specialist mental health nurse, talks about her brief move to help our Rapid Response and Treatment (RRaT) team during the COVID-19 outbreak.Read Jenny's story
COVID-19 has meant many of our older patients can't see doctors face-to-face, but we're making sure they still get the care they need.
Amber, who is in her first year of her post graduate course in Mental Health Nursing, was eager to help our patients, and joined our Orchid Ward at Prospect Park Hospital.
Mary Waight talks about how our Learning Disabilities Team are going digital to support clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.Read Mary's story
We’ve all thought about what it would be like to drive the latest BMW, well for Harri this became a reality when BMW loaned us five cars which we’re using to deliver Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), help staff get around and to visit patients. Meet Harrison King, who is using one of the cars.Read Harri's story
Tamsin is a paediatric speech and language therapist and Children and Young People’s Integrated Therapies Early Years Operational Lead (Speech and Language Therapy Services) in West Berkshire. She volunteered to do additional hours on a ward to help support our teams during the fight against COVID-19.Read Tamsin’s story
Jasmine Davey is one of our dentists for the Community Dental Service based at West Berkshire Community Hospital – she has been working for us since 2016. She was redeployed at the beginning of April to work as a swabber at West Berkshire Community Hospital, alongside other members of the dental team.Read Jasmine's story
More than half of the community dental service have swapped teeth for testing following their redeployment to cover critical frontline services. The team of more than 40 have been split, with the majority swabbing people at COVID-19 testing centres in Newbury, Ascot and Reading, with others working on wards as health care assistants.Read our Dentists story
Ginny Garnett, our Head of Community Children’s Services, explains why she’s back in uniform to help our teams in the fight against COVID-19.
Ginny says: “Nurses all have a core set of skills that can be used in the ward environment, especially showing compassion to patients and our colleagues.”Read Ginny's story