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Horton Maternity Unit

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Please visit our News section for important information about the Horton Maternity Unit.

From Monday 3 October 2016 at 8.00am Horton Maternity Unit will temporarily become a midwifery-led unit.

  • What does this mean for you?
  • Are you unsure where you would like to give birth?
  • Is the midwifery-led unit at Banbury the right option for you and your baby?

Please come along to the Horton Maternity Unit to meet one of our consultant midwives to discuss this further: bring your maternity records with you.

  • Monday 19 September 2.00pm - 4.00pm
  • Wednesday 21 September 10.00 am - 12.00 noon
  • Monday 26 September 2.00pm - 4.00pm
  • Wednesday 28 September 10.00am - 12.00 noon
  • Monday 3 October 2.00pm - 4.00pm
  • Wednesday 5 October 10.00am - 12.00 noon

We look forward to meeting you and helping you plan the best and safest place for you to give birth to your baby.

Sian Warriner and Wendy Randall, Consultant Midwives, OUH

Horton Maternity Unit entrance
Horton Maternity Unit entrance

About the Unit

Horton Maternity Unit in Banbury offers a homely, comforting experience. The Birth Suite has six rooms, one with a birthing pool.

Our midwives offer massage and aromatherapy, as well as TENS machines (available to hire through the Banbury Community Midwives); birthing balls, birth mats, birthing stools, lamps for mood lighting and sound systems.

The Horton Maternity Unit is suitable for most women with low-risk pregnancies. Women requiring obstetric care will be transferred to the Women's Centre at the John Radcliffe Hospital, or to other neighbouring units.

For further information, please contact the Birth Suite:

  • Tel: 01295 229459

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Maternity Ward

The Maternity Ward provides 24 hour care for women and their babies both both before and after birth.

Visiting times for the Maternity Ward

  • 9.00am - 1.00pm (partners and mother's own children only)
  • 1.00pm - 3.00pm ('Quiet Time' - partners only)
  • 3.00pm - 9.00pm (any visitors, but no more than three at the bedside at once, please)

No more than three visitors at the bedside at any one time please. Please note, only the mother's own children may visit.

The ward is staffed mainly by midwives and maternity support workers, with support from physiotherapists and an infant feeding specialist.

Some babies may require specialised paediatric care which can only be provided at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

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Find us and contact us

  • Horton Maternity Unit
    Horton General Hospital
    Oxford Road
    Banbury OX16 9AL

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