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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Outpatient appointments going ahead as normal

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Due to very high demand on our services, we have taken the decision to temporarily postpone non-urgent, planned operations at three of our hospitals (John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre) from 3 January 2018. This is to ensure that our staff can prioritise those patients who require emergency treatment and care.

This is not a decision we take lightly and we are grateful for the patience and understanding of those patients and their families who will be affected. All patients who have had procedures postponed will be contacted directly to let them know and have their operations rescheduled.

Where clinically safe to do so, some of these procedures may be offered on a day case basis and therefore may still be able to go ahead.

Outpatient appointments, day case operations, diagnostic tests, cancer care and emergency treatment are not affected and will continue as normal.

As always, people should only attend a hospital Emergency Department in a genuine emergency. There are alternative healthcare services available in the county and the Health and Care Oxfordshire app is a free way of locating the nearest service to best treat your illness or injury.