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Renal dialysis set to return to the Horton General

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We are delighted to announce that renal dialysis is due to resume at the Horton General Hospital in Banbury from Monday 17 August 2020.

The Horton Renal Unit was moved to the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford on a temporary basis as we mobilised our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Plans have now been finalised to move renal dialysis back to the Horton General - the service will be relocated to an area adjacent to F Ward, which is currently being prepared for this purpose.

Oak Ward, where the Horton Renal Unit was previously located before its temporary move to the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre , continues to be used for additional critical care capacity.

Staff and patients were the first to hear the good news after the plans were finalised.

Allie Thornley, Matron and Clinical Lead for Renal Medicine, says:

"I would like to thank our Banbury patients and staff for their understanding during the temporary relocation of the Horton Renal Unit to the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford. This was necessary to ensure patient safety during our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We are very grateful to all our patients for their patience during this time. We appreciate that travelling to Oxford regularly for treatment over the last few months has been challenging for patients and their families and carers.

"We would also like to thank our dedicated renal staff who moved so quickly to relocate the Horton Renal Unit in order to ensure continuity of care for our Banbury patients.

"Everyone is looking forward to welcoming back our patients to the Horton General on Monday 17 August so they can continue to receive treatment closer to home."