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Horton General Hospital welcomes Victoria Prentis MP

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Victoria Prentis, MP for North Oxfordshire, visited the Horton General Hospital today (Monday 11 March 2019) to meet staff and officially launch a new state-of-the-art X-ray machine.

During her visit to the hospital, she met with staff from different departments and visited the Trust's new integrated services hub and the Brodey Centre.

The new X-ray machine, based in the Emergency Department, will improve image quality and reduce patient radiation dosage in comparison with the previous equipment. The new equipment can also automatically move itself between lying and standing patient positions - reducing the risk to staff from moving and handling the X-ray equipment manually around the room.

Speaking about her visit, Victoria said: "I really enjoyed visiting the Horton again. It's a vital and much-loved asset for people in Banbury and the north of the county. It was good to meet some of the staff who provide excellent care for patients."

Dr Bruno Holthof, Chief Executive of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: "We're very pleased to welcome Victoria Prentis MP to the Horton General Hospital. We were delighted to show her some of the range of our services here, both new and more established. It's always good to see the great care our staff provide for patients at the Horton.

"Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and I think they are a real credit to both the Horton and our local community."