Radio Horton bridges the gap

Radio Horton launches Care Home radio service

Simon & Garfunkel are perhaps best known for coining the phrase “bridge over troubled water”, but Banbury’s hospital, health and wellbeing radio is continuing to build bridges between care home residents and their families, keeping them entertained during the coronavirus pandemic. In April, Radio Horton were approached by local theatre production group, Voices Across Time who delivered a Community Outreach…

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Cheers to Fifty-six years, Radio Horton celebrates 56!

New for 2020: Radio Horton's new magazine

The hospital, health and wellbeing broadcasting service for Banbury, Radio Horton is celebrating its fifty-sixth anniversary today (7th July 2020). The station launched in 1964 and was the brainchild of local journalists, the late Ted Hanson MBE and Graham Wilton with the first listeners being greeted by the immortal words “This is Radio Horton calling”. Recent circumstances have meant the…

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Radio Horton makes donation to Oxford Hospitals Charity

In light of the recent COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the Trustees of Radio Horton agreed to make a generous donation of £150 to the Oxford Hospitals Charity, which is supporting staff at the Horton General Hospital who are working in areas directly impacted by the coronavirus. In a letter sent to the Oxford Hospitals Charity, on behalf of the Radio Horton…

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Keeping older people well this winter

Age UK Oxfordshire has joined forces once again with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to support older people keep well during the colder months. Patients will be supported by Age UK Oxfordshire staff to feel more confident on returning home from hospital, and be helped to access support in the community. This support forms part of the health and…

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Children’s chemotherapy service launches at Horton

Horton General Hospital, Banbury, Oxford Road entrance

A new chemotherapy service for children is now available at the Horton General Hospital. The service’s first clinic launched in September and provides chemotherapy to young people between the ages of one and 19. The clinic operates as a satellite site to Kamran’s Ward at the Children’s Hospital in Oxford, and means that patients and their families in the north…

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New Year, New Volunteer: Radio Horton Appeals for Ward Visitors

Horton General Hospital

Banbury’s hospital broadcasting service, Radio Horton is appealing for new volunteers to come forward to assist with visiting and spending time with patients at the Horton General Hospital, collecting music requests for its weekday evening request programmes. The appeal comes following incumbent volunteer ward visitor sickness or holiday and the station is now unable to fulfil its ward visiting rounds…

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Radio Horton calls for Your Horton Memories

On Thursday 5th July, the NHS (National Health Service) is celebrating its seventieth anniversary. With events taking place at hospitals across the country, Banbury’s hospital radio station, Radio Horton is marking the occasion with a series of broadcasts entitled “Your Horton Memories” and is calling on the help of the Banbury community, as well as current and former Horton staff…

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Interview with Andrew Stevens on OCCG Public Consultation

The Big Health and Care Consultation logo

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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Shoppers support Horton General Hospital thanks to Radio Horton

John, Maria and Lolah present Yolanda Jacob with cheque for the Horton General Hospital

Radio Horton has donated £400 to the Horton General Hospital after another successful festive season of fundraising at two Banbury supermarkets. Banbury’s hospital radio station held its twenty-sixth Christmas fundraiser at the Sainsbury’s supermarket on Oxford Road, with an additional collection held at Morrison’s. Traditionally, Radio Horton has donated proceeds from its Christmas fundraising activities to the Horton General Hospital‘s…

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MP encourages constituents to take part in John Radcliffe journey times campaign

Victoria Prentis MP

Victoria Prentis, Member of Parliament for North Oxfordshire, is encouraging her constituents to take part in her campaign, collecting information on journey times to the John Radcliffe Hospital (JR) in Oxford. The idea follows a meeting with the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG), where journey times were discussed. Victoria stated in the meeting that door-to-department journey times, including the time…

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