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Horton Renal Unit

Welcome to Horton Renal Unit, at the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

We are a nurse-led satellite unit, providing care for haemodialysis patients up to three times a week. We have one bay of four beds and two side rooms - six beds in total.

Welcome to the Horton Renal Unit (pdf)

We are open Monday to Saturday 7.00am - 11.30pm. There are three shifts available.

  • Morning: 7.30am - 12.30pm
  • Afternoon: 12.30pm - 5.30pm
  • Evening: 5.30pm - 10.30pm

Contact us

Horton General Hospital (next to F Ward)
Oxford Road
Banbury OX16 9AL


General enquiries / administration / transport queries

Tel: 01295 229811

Clinical queries

Please contact our Dialysis Nurses.

Tel: 01295 224129 / 01295 224130


How to find the Horton General Hospital

Please come in via the main entrance on the ground floor, next to F Ward.

Horton General Hospital site map (pdf)


There is parking on the Horton General Hospital site. Haemodialysis patients are entitled to a free parking permit, so please let us know if you need one. Free parking is available for holiday patients with prior approval. Disabled parking is available.

The closest car parks are Car Park 1 and Car Park 5. Please allow at least 20 minutes to find a space.

Follow signs to Renal / F Ward.

Patient transport

If you arrive by patient transport, the crew will normally bring you to the main entrance. If you are mobile, but need additional support from the crew, please let us know so we can arrange a wheelchair for you.

Infection prevention and control

We take infection prevention and control very seriously. All staff, patients and visitors must use the hand gel provided when entering and leaving the unit.

Please call us in advance if you have a fever, a new or existing cough, diarrhoea and/or vomiting so we can make arrangements to dialyse you safely.

What to bring

Please consider your vascular access when dressing for your haemodialysis - for example, garments with loose sleeves for easy access are ideal if you have a fistula, and buttoned shirts if you have a tesio line.

Please bring your own headphones to use with personal electronic devices.

During your visit

We aim to get you connected to the machine as soon as possible, but sometime emergencies or transport issues may cause delays - please bear with us.

We offer light refreshments to all patients receiving treatment.

For up-to-date information on who can accompany you at your dialysis appointment, please see Visitor FAQs.

Patient feedback

"I have been dialysing [at the] Horton for over five years. It is so far the best place to do dialysis. Staff are very helpful and it is a good atmosphere to come to. I would not want to go anywhere for dialysis. Nurses have time to talk if we have questions or problems. They explain things to us if we are not clear or unsure."

"Dialysis is my three times a week social club where I come for treatment and have a good banter with fellow patients and the lovely supportive staff... it's a lovely atmosphere of love and support. All in all a great environment for essential treatment."

Last reviewed:26 January 2024