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Replacement of air handling equipment in West Wing theatres


Various items of air handling equipment in the theatre complex at the John Radcliffe Hospital's West Wing will be replaced between 18 July and 25 October 2020. This equipment has been in place for over 12 years and now needs replacing. Bouygues will manage the works that are being carried out, with the cost funded by the project company.

Emergency (JR2), maternity, and gynaecology theatres (JR1) at the John Radcliffe are not affected by this work.

In order to maintain as much emergency, urgent, and elective work as possible, some services will be relocated from the West Wing at the John Radcliffe to the Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury, where they will merge with other existing theatre lists. Patients will be advised about any change in the location of their surgery in their appointment letters and in pre-operative communications.

Half the theatres in the West Wing will remain operational while work is carried out on other theatres, so neurosurgery, children’s surgery, and specialist surgery will continue to operate in the West Wing in the first phases of the works.

All theatres in the West Wing will be closed for the final nine days of the works programme.