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About us

Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) is a world renowned centre of clinical excellence and one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the UK. We became a Foundation Trust on 1 October 2015 and believe that this will enable us to work more effectively in partnership with our patients and our local community to provide high quality healthcare.

The Trust is made up of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital (which includes the Children's Hospital, West Wing, Eye Hospital, Heart Centre and Women's Centre), the Churchill Hospital and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, all located in Oxford, and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury, north Oxfordshire.

We provide a wide range of clinical services, specialist services at different locations (including cardiac, cancer, musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation) medical education, training and research.

Most services are provided in our hospitals but some are delivered across more than 100 satellite locations across the region, and some in patients' homes.

Our collaboration with the University of Oxford underpins the quality of the care that is provided to patients, from the delivery of high-quality research, bringing innovation from the laboratory bench to the bedside, to the delivery of high-quality education and training of doctors.

Existing collaborations include the ambitious research programmes established through the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), located on the John Radcliffe Hospital site and at the Biomedical Research Unit in musculoskeletal disease at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. These set the standard in translating science and research into new and better NHS clinical care.

We are also working towards achieving Magnet® Recognition, an organisational credential awarded to exceptional healthcare organisations that meet the ANCC (American Nurses' Credentialing Center) standards for quality patient care, nursing and midwifery excellence and innovations in professional nursing and midwifery practice.

2023-24 at Oxford University Hospitals

  • 98,616 emergency and unplanned admissions
  • 95,207 elective inpatient admissions
  • 240,545 planned diagnostic tests
  • 1,291,257 planned outpatient appointments
  • 155,776 A&E attendances
  • 7,482 babies delivered
  • 15,522 staff
  • four main hospitals
  • 59 other locations across the region
  • 1,036 general and acute care beds including:
    • 957 adult beds
    • 79 children's beds
  • 58 adult critical care beds
  • 101 maternity beds
Last reviewed:10 June 2024