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Oxford Trauma Service

For over 80 years, the Oxford Trauma Service has provided expert surgical care to the city of Oxford.

A unique feature of the Oxford Trauma Service is that a majority of our Consultant Surgeons specialise purely in Trauma, with a specific interest and expertise in a particular aspect of trauma.

Today, we not only look after people injured in and around Oxford, but we are the Major Trauma Centre for the 3.2 million residents of the Thames Valley.

This ensures that patients with complex injuries such as open fractures and pelvic / acetabular fractures attending District General Hospital in the region including Milton Keynes, Wexham Park, Stoke Mandeville and Reading, are transferred to our care for specialist management.

We have a particularly highly performing partnership with our Plastic and Reconstructive colleagues to provide world-class joint management of open fractures.

Our team


  • Mr Andrew Titchener (Clinical Lead)
  • Prof Matt Costa
  • Mr Mark Deakin
  • Mr Bob Handley
  • Mr Simon Hurst
  • Mr Sarah Lancaster
  • Mr David Noyes
  • Surg Cdr Jowan Penn-Barwell
  • Mr Sandy Wood

Nurse Consultant

Miss Julie Wright


Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences -

Find us and contact us

Oxford Trauma Service is in a purpose-built unit next to the Critical Care Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

How to find the John Radcliffe Hospital

The ground floor (Level 1) houses the Trauma Outpatients Clinic, MDT Seminar Room and our own X-ray Department.

The inpatient wards, therapy gym and offices are on Level 2 and 3.


Trauma Ward 2A: 01865 221135

Trauma Ward 3A: 01865 221128/9


Tel: 01865 220217

If you have queries about your appointment, or want to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please contact us.



We cannot take direct or self-referrals.

Patients with minor injuries should attend a Minor Injury Unit or their GP.

Patients with more serious injuries should go to the Emergency Department (A&E).

GP referrals

GPs can refer patients via email.



Parking is very limited.

Patients with limited mobility should use Car Park 1 in front of the Trauma Unit.

Patients may also use Car Park L behind the Trauma Unit (seen to the left on the map at the link below):

John Radcliffe Hospital site map (pdf)

Last reviewed:11 July 2024