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Shops and other facilities



Please check with staff when you arrive as information may change.

Monday to Friday 8.00am - 3.00pm
Sandwiches, cakes and pastries, hot and cold drinks, newspapers and magazines.

Belota Café

Monday to Friday 10.00am - 2.00pm
Terence Mortimer Education Centre

Vending machines

In the main hospital there are vending machines:

  • Maternity Building entrance - snacks, hot and cold drinks
  • Accident and Emergency entrance - snacks, hot and cold drinks
  • E Ward (outside) - hot and cold drinks and snacks
  • X-ray - hot drinks
  • Pathology Laboratories - hot drinks.

There is a vending machine by F Ward, between Reception and the Restaurant, where you can buy food to heat up in its steamer or microwave, and drinks. Card only.

League of Friends shop

Monday to Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm
This may change due to staffing / volunteers' circumstances.

The shop does not sell refreshments.

Cash machines

There is a free cash machine in the main corridor near reception. Others are located at the nearby branch of Sainsbury's on Oxford Road, signposted 'Superstore'.

Telephones / WiFi

We offer free WiFi on all our hospital sites: 'OUH-Guest'.

You can make and receive phone calls at your bedside via the Hospedia system. A Hospedia vending machine is located in the Clinical Decision Unit, outside E Ward, next to the chapel, and in the Maternity Unit entrance. Alternatively, pay phones are provided in most ward areas. There are further public telephones located around the hospital:

  • outside Rowan Day Unit
  • League of Friends shop
  • Emergency Department entrance
  • outside E Ward
  • Maternity main entrance.

Please do not use your mobile phone to film or take photographs on our hospital sites - thank you.

Radio Horton

Patients at the Horton General Hospital can listen to Radio Horton, which is run by volunteers.

Radio Horton is also available to listen to online, so anyone anywhere can tune in.

  • Radio Horton - click on the blue 'Listen Live' button
  • 'TuneIn Radio' app (available for smartphones) - search for 'Radio Horton'
  • Free Call on *800 via Hospedia.
  • Requests and dedications: 01295 229211
  • Email:
Last reviewed:15 January 2024