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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Coronavirus / COVID-19

If you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell, do not come to our hospitals. Follow the national advice.

Please find information on our services and visiting restrictions in our COVID-19 section.

Patients and visitors must wear a face covering in our hospitals.

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Ambulatory Assessment Unit (AAU)

The Ambulatory Assessment Unit (sometimes called AAU) offers patients the medical assessment, treatment and care they require without the need to be admitted to hospital.

AAU is a 'day unit'. The average time patients stay here is five to seven hours, but patients who need more complicated treatments may stay longer. Please bear this in mind when making arrangements.

Please come to AAU as early as you can. If you arrive after 7.00pm on weekdays or after 5.00pm at weekends, we may need to send you to another area for treatment, and your treatment may be delayed as a result.

When you arrive, please speak to the receptionist, who will confirm your details and explain what happens next.

For further information about AAU please contact us.

The Ambulatory Assessment Unit is on Level 4 of the John Radcliffe Hospital. Please follow the signs when you arrive on Level 4.

Contact us

Level 4, John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way
Oxford OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 221812 / 221814

Weekdays 8.00am - 9.00pm: weekends 9.00am - 7.00pm.

How to get to the John Radcliffe (JR) Hospital

John Radcliffe Hospital A4 travel sheet (pdf)


From the Level 2 main entrance of the John Radcliffe Hospital, please walk along the main corridor to the lift lobby and take a lift to Level 4 (or walk up two flights of stairs). Once on Level 4, please follow the signs.