Townlands memorial hospital

About us

Townlands Hospital exteriorTownlands memorial hospital has a dedicated team of nurses, occupational therapists and physiotherapists and is supported by medical teams. Staff work closely with social services to source care placements and liaise with other care agencies.

In addition to its inpatient beds, the hospital has a Minor Injuries Unit (MIU).

Please note

This facility offers a Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) only and not a full Urgent Treatment Centre. MIU is for injuries sustained within the last seven days only. If your injury is older than this then you should make an appointment with your own GP.

We do accept walk in patients with injuries however it is often more efficient to contact 111 to make an appointment.

The MIU is not suitable for patients suffering from minor illnesses. If you are unwell, call 111 or access 111 online to book an appointment, or call 999 if the illness is life threatening.

The hospital also hosts a range of outpatient clinics (provided by Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust) and X-ray facilities (provided by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust), and a rapid access care unit.

Useful information


York Road

You can view the location of the hospital on Google maps here.

If you are being admitted to hospital, you should bring the following items in with you:

Medicines: all medicines, tablets and creams that you are using

Clothes: day clothes and shoes, night clothes, slippers, dressing gown and underwear (including tights and stockings)

Toiletries: hairbrush, comb, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, denture products, soap, face flannel and paper tissues.

If you use or need any of the following then you should also bring these in with you:

  • dentures/shaving equipment
  • walking stick/frame
  • hearing aid
  • continence aids
  • special shoes
  • spectacles
  • any appointment cards
  • writing material, postage stamps
  • books to read
  • anything special to your needs


We are unable to provide a laundry service for patients at our community hospitals. However, in exceptional circumstances we may be able to help.

Money and valuables

We advise that you do not bring large sums of money or valuables into the hospital.  If you cannot avoid this your admitting nurse can arrange for their safe keeping and will give you a receipt.  We regret that community hospitals cannot accept any liability for money, valuables or property that are not handed over for safe-keeping.


All community hospitals operate a no smoking policy.  We provide a smoke-free environment for your health, other people’s health and the general safety of all.  If you do smoke and wish to take this opportunity to stop please ask your team for further information.

If you are living at home then you can be referred to the hospital by your GP. If you are already in another NHS hospital, then you can be referred by that hospital via a centralised team. You cannot refer yourself to a Townlands hospital.

If you are feeling unwell, please contact your GP.

Visiting hours at the hospital are from 2.30pm – 5.15pm and 6.15pm – 8pm.

Opening hours for the Minor Injuries Unit

The Minor Injuries Unit is open from 9am – 8pm, Monday to Sunday.



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Page last reviewed: 21 November, 2023