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Alert Coronavirus / COVID-19

If you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell, do not come to our hospitals. Follow the national advice on coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please find information on our services and visiting restrictions in our COVID-19 section.

Patients and visitors must wear a face covering in our hospitals.

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Oxford Children's Hospital

And Children's Services at the Horton General Hospital, Banbury

June 2020 - COVID-19 update

Paediatricians are concerned that unwell children are not receiving medical support as quickly as usual because of fears about contracting COVID-19, not wanting to overwhelm hospitals or assuming doctors and nurses may be very busy.

For important information including a guide to symptoms to look out for, please see:

COVID-19 information

Whilst coronavirus is infectious to children it is rarely serious. If your child is unwell it is likely to be a non-coronavirus illness, rather than coronavirus itself.


Children coming in for essential care can bring in a few of their own toys, if they can be wiped clean or can be disposed of on discharge.

Healthwatch surveys

A county-wide survey is seeking the views of parents, carers and childcare workers on mental health and wellbeing support for under five-year-olds. Both surveys below ask about the impact of COVID-19 on mental wellbeing.

Let's talk about 0-5 year olds!

Working with 0-5 year olds

About us

Most Children's Services in Oxford are based at the Children's Hospital on the John Radcliffe Hospital site in a purpose-built environment for children. Services are also provided in the main John Radcliffe Hospital, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Women's Centre and Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

We provide a wide range of specialty services for children from throughout the Thames Valley and beyond. Services are largely provided by paediatricians and surgeons with particular paediatric specialist interests, but who also provide the general paediatric service.

Videos: Having an operation in Oxford Children's Hospital with YiPpEe

For paediatric diabetes services, please visit 'Oxfordshire Children's Diabetes Service'

Proudly supported by Oxford Hospitals Charity.

OUH arts and music programme - making our hospitals welcoming environments: artlink