Check In & Chat with an NHS Volunteer Responder

NHS Volunteer Care Responders - Check In & Chat programme

Check In and Chat is a free service connecting individuals with compassionate and friendly volunteers for encouraging and supportive phone calls. Returning home after a hospital stay can be a relief, but for those without a support system, it can be overwhelming. That’s why NHS and Care Volunteer Responders is encouraging patients discharged from hospital to request Check In and…

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Foster Care in Oxfordshire

Leigh and Marie from the Oxfordshire Foster Care Association, speaking to Sam about foster caring in Oxfordshire.

Leigh and Marie came into Radio Horton to chat to Sam about foster care and the valuable work that the Oxfordshire Foster Care Association is doing to raise awareness. Foster care is when a child can no longer live with their birth family, and is placed into the care of foster carers. Leigh and Marie explained the benefits of foster…

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Learning BSL – Sign Together UK

Sam speaks to Steph Walklett from Sign Together UK about their Level 1 and Level 2 BSL Sign Language learning courses, the prominence of using BSL and what more can be done to educate and increase awareness of the value of sign language. Radio Horton · Learning BSL – Sign Together UK Find out more about their courses on the…

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Happy Birthday to our NHS!

The National Health Service (NHS) is today celebrating 75 years of providing health services. Founded in 1948, the NHS became the first universal health system that was free at the point of delivery and available to everyone, something that has continued to this day. Key stages of the NHS include Britains first kidney transplant took place in 1971 and the…

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New CT scanner for the Horton General Hospital

The Horton General Hospital, which is part of Oxford University Hospitals, has acquired a new Siemens GoTop CT scanner. The Horton hospital was the only acute hospital site within the Berkshire, Oxfordshire, and Buckinghamshire Integrated Care System (BOB ICS) that did not have two CT scanners. This meant that both emergency department patients and inpatients needing scans during any planned…

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Local group NOxDAB wins digital radio licence

Radio Horton, the health and wellbeing broadcaster for Banbury and surrounding areas, will soon be available across North Oxfordshire and parts of South Northamptonshire on small scale DAB, after local group, NOXDAB was awarded the areas digital radio licence by regulator Ofcom. NOxDAB, the local applicant hoping to operate a digital radio multiplex for Banbury, Brackley and Bicester, has today…

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Tom Wilson receives first Radio Horton Beeby Award.

Radio Horton Volunteer, Tom Wilson is the first volunteer of the charity to receive the Beeby Award, in recognition for his work with the station. Tom received the Beeby Award for the work he does behind the scenes to keep the station running. Tom devotes great energy and time maintaining, installing and repairing the stations equipment, setting up and presenting…

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Radio Horton thanks supermarket shoppers

Radio Horton volunteers get festive at supermarket fundraisers!

Radio Horton returned to face-to-face fundraising collections at two Banbury supermarkets this Christmas, raising £716.85 to support its charitable activities. Volunteers from the hospital, health and wellbeing broadcaster, which celebrates its sixtieth anniversary next year, entertained shoppers at Tesco’s on Lockheed Close and Sainsbury’s on the Oxford Road, in the run up to the festive season, playing a selection of…

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Horton General Hospital Celebrates 150

Interim Chief Executive of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Professor Meghana Pandit and Professor Sir Jonathan Montgomery cutting the cake

On 17th July 2022, the Horton General Hospital celebrated its 150th anniversary. On Friday 15th July, a celebratory event took place at the Horton, including a cake cutting ceremony. Reporters Sam Smette and Sarah Bowers went along to meet some of the staff and volunteers that help to make a difference. You can hear the Birthday celebration on BBC Sounds.…

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