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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 (including cardiac, cancer, musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation) medical education, training and research.

Most services are provided in our hospitals, but over six percent are delivered from 44 other 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.

During 2020-21 the Trust had:

  • 74,171 emergency and unplanned patient admissions
  • 11,640 elective inpatient admissions
  • 56,263 day case procedures
  • 1,033,271 outpatient appointments
  • 112,474 Emergency Department attendances

and delivered 7,322 babies!

At the end of 2020-21, there were:

1,059 beds including:

  • 870 for adults
    • 109 critical care
    • 788 general and acute
  • 109 for children
  • 80 for maternity

The Trust employed over 14,000 staff in both full-time and part-time roles - a whole time equivalent (WTE) average of 12,246 including:

  • 1,993 medical and dental staff
  • 4,378 nurses and midwives
  • 1,521 healthcare assistants and clinical support staff