Interview with Andrew Stevens on OCCG Public Consultation

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Liz spoke exclusively with Andrew Stevens – Director of Strategy and Planning at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to help explain the ongoing public consultation in connection with the five year Government sustainability and transformation plan and the future of the Horton General Hospital. Listen again to the interview: Phase one of the public consultations include proposals in…

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Official opening of Horton Endoscopy Unit

Dame Fiona Caldicott opens the Horton Endoscopy Unit

On Friday 25 November 2016 Dame Fiona Caldicott, Chairman of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will officially open the newly refurbished Endoscopy Unit at the Horton General Hospital. She will be joined by Trust Chief Executive, Dr Bruno Holthof, and staff from the unit. Dame Fiona will cut a ribbon to mark the official opening of the unit and…

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New service at HART of Oxfordshire patient care

HART Team

A new service that aims to deliver high quality care in Oxfordshire patients’ own homes or places of residence has been launched. The new Home Assessment Reablement Team (HART), launched on 1 October, will allow people to leave hospital once their medical needs are stable or to remain at home after a minor accident or illness, rather than being admitted…

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One week to Nominate Horton Staff for Patients Choice Award

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Patients Choice Award

Just one week remains for patients and their loved ones from across the Banbury area to nominate Horton hospital staff who have delivered outstanding care to them over the past year for a new recognition award. The Patients’ Choice Award, run by Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust, is an opportunity for patients to thanks members of staff who…

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OUH Trust temporarily suspends Horton obstetric unit

At an Extraordinary Board Meeting held yesterday (31st August 2016), the Board of Directors of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have determined that for immediate and real patient safety reasons contingency plans must be put in place to temporarily suspend obstetric services at Horton General Hospital in Banbury from 1 October 2016. The decision was made after it was revealed that…

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Thousands turnout to support Hands around Our Horton Protest

Hands around Horton

Map showing Hands around our Horton route Hands around the Horton protest route Close to 5,000 people took to the streets to support the “Hands around our Horton” protests at Banbury’s Horton General Hospital today. The protest, organised by Keep the Horton General as a cross-party campaign formed a one mile route of members of the public joining hands around the…

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Obstetric service at the Horton – possibility of suspension of service

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Problems in recruiting obstetric doctors at the Horton General Hospital’s maternity unit have led to plans for the unit to become midwife-led while efforts continue to fill six vacant obstetric posts. Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which runs the Horton General Hospital in Banbury is struggling to fill middle grade obstetric doctor posts at the hospital. The Trust has…

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