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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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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Radio Horton helps Children’s Ward Celebrate National Play in Hospital Week 2016

Winner of 5 to 9 yrs

National Play in Hospital Week is organised by the National Association of Health Play Specialists (NAHPS) and Starlight Children’s Foundation is delighted to support NPIHW for a sixth year. This special week is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of play and activity in the treatment of poorly children and young people. Radio Horton teamed…

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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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Horton Q&A Public Meeting at St Mary’s Banbury

St Marys Church - Horton General Hospital Public Meeting

Crowds turned out in force once again to attend a public meeting at St. Mary’s Church on Thursday, jointly organised by Victoria Prentis MP and Banbury Town Council in which executives from the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust* and the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group** answered questions from the public concerning the future of the Horton General Hospital and in particular…

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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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Meeting to determine whether the obstetric service at the Horton needs to be suspended

Horton General Hospital, Banbury, Oxford Road entrance

The Board of Directors of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will now hold an Extraordinary meeting of the Trust Board on Wednesday 31 August at 3pm at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. The meeting will consider whether or not obstetric services at the Horton General Hospital will be suspended from the end of September this year because of…

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Obstetric service at the Horton – possibility of suspension of service

Horton General Hospital

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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