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Horton General, Banbury

Campaign to protect services at the hospital: https://www.facebook.com/groups/7187646388/


Horton General Hospital main entrance

The Horton General Hospital in Banbury is an acute general hospital serving the north of Oxfordshire and surrounding areas. It provides a wide range of services, including the Emergency Department, general surgery (Horton Day Case Unit), acute general medicine, trauma and orthopaedics, obstetrics andgynaecology, paediatrics, critical care unit, coronary care, cancer resource centre and sexual health.

The Horton General Hospital is a National Health Service run hospital, located on the Oxford Road, in the Calthorpe ward of Banbury. The hospital has 236 beds and was founded in 1872 by Mary-Ann Horton.
Address: Oxford Rd, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 9AL
Phone: 01295 275500


John Radcliffe, Oxford

The John Radcliffe West Wing and Children's Hospital

The John Radcliffe Hospital (JR) site in Headington, Oxford, now comprises the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford Heart Centre,Women’s Centre, West Wing (Neurosciences, Head and Neck and Eye Hospital) and Children’s Hospital. The JR is the largest of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust’s hospitals, housing many departments of Oxford University Medical School. It is Oxfordshire’s main accident and emergency site and provides acute medical and surgical services, trauma and intensive care.

Warwick Hospital, Warwick

Probably not used as often as the Banbury and Oxford hospitals by our residents, but has been on occasions.


Warwick Hospital houses the majority of the Trust’s Acute Services including; Accident and Emergency services, Diagnostic and Pathology departments, Maternity and SCBU (Special Care Baby Unit), Main and Day Surgery Theatres together with an Intensive Care and Coronary Care Unit.

Please find out more information about how to get here and use our hospital map for directions around the site.

Minor Injuries such as: sprains and strains, wound infections, minor burns, scalds and minor head injuries can be treated at out Minor injury Units at Stratford-upon-Avon Hospital and Ellen Badger Hospital in Shipston-on-Stour. More Information.

Blood Donors

If you’re generally healthy and aged 17 or over, do something amazing…. Give blood

Can I Give Blood

Most people can give blood, but before we accept your blood we need to ensure there’s no risk of us harming you or the patients who will receive it. Use the below links to see if you are eligible to give blood and to gain advice on preparing to give blood.

Not all the criteria regarding eligibility are listed, so any questions or queries please contact us on 0300 123 23 23 or via the webform.

Please note that from February 2012, men are allowed to donate blood every 12 weeks. Please read Male Donation Frequency update FAQs for full details.

> Who Can Give Blood
> Who Can’t Give Blood
> Top Reasons Donors Are Turned Away
> Male Donation Frequency update FAQs
> West Nile virus
> Donor Health Check

Make a date to donate

Make a date to donate
Use your postcode to search for venues and book an appointment to make a date to donate!
The summer months are statistically low blood donor months so we would like your help to recruit Summer Superhero blood donors. Do you know someone with superhero potential? Find out more about our appeal here http://bit.ly/11x7pIP
General Practitioners

Horsefair Surgery, Banbury

Horsefair Surgery moved to its new, purpose built premises 300 metres from Banbury Cross in February 2009.


Free patient parking, including disabled parking, is available for up to one hour at South Bar House. Additional Pay & Display parking is available on South Bar Street and in the Calthorpe Street Long and Short Stay car parks.

Parking at the Middleton Cheney branch surgery is permitted, without restriction, in Horton Road outside the Surgery.


The practice was established at the beginning of the last century when health care provision was very different. Then, only the wealthy enjoyed good medical care; now it is the right of all.

West Bar Surgery

The team are dedicated to your continued good health and approach your care with professionalism, discretion and friendliness. You can count on a warm welcome from everyone involved here at the practice.

Windrush Surgery

Windrush Surgery is in the centre of Banbury, 500m from the Cross of nursery rhyme fame. The practice has been established for 40 years and our main surgery is an elegant extended Edwardian town house. The consulting rooms are all situated on the ground floor, as are the nurses’ treatment rooms, providing easy access for the disabled. The Practice Manager, medical secretarys and admin team’s offices are all based on the first floor.We have a branch surgery in the town about a mile away from our main surgery where we hold surgeries four mornings a week.

Fenny Compton and Shenington Surgery

Fenny Compton and Shenington is a traditional family GP practice. In addition to offering high quality general medical services, we also offer a range of specialist services and nurse-led clinics for specific conditions such as Asthma and Diabetes.

Cropredy Surgery

Cropredy Surgery is a small, semi-rural practice housed in a building constructed in 2001 with suitable disabled facilities.

You may register with either of our two doctors and can see the doctor of your choice if you book your appointment in advance.

We have plenty of car parking around the surgery.

Sibford Gower Surgery

Orchard Health Centre

Telephone number 01295 256201

Offering a range of health services, including child care, health visitors and contraception services.

 In a medical emergency dial 999, as from January 2013 NHS Direct number has been replaced with 111

NHS 111, When it’s less urgent than 999

What is 111?
NHS 111 is a new telephone service being introduced to help make it easier for you to access local health services.

If you live in Oxfordshire, you can now call 111 when you need help fast, but it isn’t a 999 emergency. The 111 service is currently not available in border areas with phone numbers starting 0118, 01793, 01280 and 01844.

You can ring 111, 365 days a year, to reach a full range of local health services, including out of hours, doctors, community nurses, emergency dental care and late opening chemists.

Calls from landlines and mobile phones are free – just like 999.

Type Text Talk for Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing People
The 111 service is also available via typetalk on number 18001 111.

How does it work?
111 will get you through to a team of highly-trained advisers, who are supported by experienced nurses. They will assess your symptoms and guide you to the right local service.

Wherever possible, the NHS 111 team will transfer you directly to the people you need to speak to. If they think you need an ambulance, they will send one immediately – just as if you had originally dialled 999.

When do I use it?
People should use the NHS 111 service if they need help or advice urgently but it’s not a life-threatening situation. You should call 111 if:

  • it’s not a 999 emergency;
  • you don’t think it can wait for an appointment with your GP; or
  • you don’t know who to call for medical help.

For less urgent health needs, you should still contact your GP or dentist in the usual way, and for immediate, life-threatening, emergencies please continue to call 999.

Why should I use it?
NHS 111 is a fast and convenient way to get the right help – whatever your need, wherever you are, and whatever the time. It can also help us to free up 999 and local A&E departments so that they can focus on emergency cases.

What if I have already been given a number to call for a condition I have?
If you are already receiving healthcare and a health professional has given you a specific telephone number to call when you are concerned about your condition, please continue to use that number.

What if I live outside Oxfordshire?
The NHS 111 service is not available everywhere in the UK. If you are outside of Oxfordshire, please contact NHS Direct on 0845 4647.

General Numbers
Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group 01865 336795
Alzheimers Society 01295 757124
Cancer Information Centre 01865 225688 or 225690
Carers’ Centre 01295 264545
Banbury Citizens Advice Bureau 0844 848 7922
Health Visitors & District Nurses 01295 819109
NHS Direct 0845 4647
NSPCC 0808 800 5000
Urgent medical care outside normal hours 111
Oxfordshire Association for the Blind 01865 725595
PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service) 0800 052 6088
Registrars of Births and Deaths 01296 382581
Relate 01295 258141
Royal National Institute of the Blind Helpline 0845 702 3153
Social Services 01295 257788
Thames Valley Police
(non-emergency number)
0845 8 505 505
Women’s Aid National Helpline 0808 2000 247
Brackley 01280 702388
Buckingham 01280 813243
Churchill, Oxford 01865 741841
Danetre Hospital Daventry 01327 702113
Horton, Banbury 01295 275500
John Radcliffe, Oxford 01865 741166
Milton Keynes General 01908 660033
Northampton General 01604 634700
Nuffield Orthopaedic, Oxford 01865 741155
Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford 01865 311188
Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury 01296 315000
Stratford General 01789 205831
Warwick 01926 495321
Witney Community 01993 209400
Homes/Day Centres
Chacombe Park Care Home 01295 712001


Boots 01295 262015
Cox & Robinson 01295 262039
Cross Chemist 01295 263058
Jessica’s 01295 272432
Knight’s 01295 278281
Middleton Cheney 01295 710386
Rowlands 01295 262656
Sainsbury’s 01295 275130
Superdrug 01295 275149