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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford Children’s Rehabilitation Service

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Patient information

Overnight accommodation

Accommodaton may be provided on a case-by-case basis at Holiday Inn Oxford, where appropriate.

  • Holiday Inn Oxford
    Peartree Roundabout
    Woodstock Road
    Oxford OX2 8JD

When you arrive at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, we will give you a reservation number for your stay.

Rooms are booked Monday to Friday for your son/daughter and one parent/guardian; check in from 2.00pm on Monday. Rooms are standard twin with two single beds, or a double and a sofa bed.

The hotel will bill the hospital for the cost of the room, but you will need to pay a refundable £50 deposit by credit or debit card (unfortunately we are unable to get around this).

The hotel has leisure facilities, including a swimming pool we encourage your child to use as part of their exercise programme, as directed by their Physiotherapist.

Transport

There is free parking at the hotel, and a discounted parking permit for the NOC which costs £10 per week.

On arrival at the NOC, get a 30 minute free parking ticket from a machine in the car park. Press the green button. 30 minutes is enough time to organise your weekly permit.

Please allow plenty of time to travel from the hotel to the NOC; the journey can take 40 minutes in busy traffic. Contact us before your stay if you have any concerns about transport.

How to find the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre - Car travel and parking

Meals

Meals are billed to the hospital but the hotel will automatically add a 10 percent surcharge to the bill; if you do not wish to pay this, you must ask for it to be removed.

Breakfast

Breakfast is buffet-style including continental and cooked items. It is included in the room cost and does not affect your evening meal budget.

Lunch

We provide a packed lunch for the patient only, with a choice of sandwiches (please speak to us if your child has any dietary requirements).

You may bring your own food to the hospital; we have a small kitchen including fridge, microwave and kettle. Tea and coffee is provided.

Dinner

Please order evening meals from the hotel restaurant or bar menu. We have arranged a pre-agreed budget per room, per night. The restaurant opens at 6.30pm, and you can order from the bar menu any time during the evening.

Neither room service, nor any alcohol bought, is paid for by the hospital: you must pay for these yourself.

Internet access

The hotel offers free basic internet access using your full name and room number. You can buy higher speed internet access.

At the NOC you can access free internet via OUHGUEST

Contact us

Tel: 01865 737266

If you have an urgent problem whilst staying at Holiday Inn, please call the On-call Duty Matron for Paediatrics.

On-call Duty Matron for Paediatrics: 01865 572751 - this number is for emergency use only.

School

There is an Oxfordshire Hospital School base at Oxford Children's Hospital and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

Oxfordshire Hospital School

Aquatic therapy - information for patients

Aquatic therapy involves exercising in warm water. Sessions last about 25 minutes. You do not have to be able to swim, but please let us know before your sessions if you are unable to swim.

Our hydrotherapy pool is set at a temperature of 35 degrees, and the warmth of the water can ease movements and reduce muscle spasm and pain.

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your appointment. Bring a swimming costume / trunks, towel and toiletries, and a cold drink.

Safety

Please:

  • inform your physiotherapist if your medical status has changed
  • drink water before and after attending aquatic therapy, this is particular important due to the warmth of the water
  • check your skin and reschedule your appointment if you have any open wounds or wear a protective sock if you have a foot infection
  • shower before entering the pool
  • let your physiotherapist know if you begin to feel unwell during your session.

Please:

  • do not attend aquatic therapy if you are feeling unwell
  • do not enter the water unless a member of staff is present
  • do not jump into the pool.

Privacy

The changing areas and showers are unisex and are separated by curtains at the front of each cubicle. Please keep your swimwear on whilst showering.