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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Women's Services

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Postnatal services

John Radcliffe Hospital

Neonatal Unit

The Neonatal Unit provides specialist medical, surgical and cardiology care to newborn babies. They examine all babies born in the John Radcliffe Hospital and follow up babies after they leave the unit.

Horton General Hospital

Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU)

The Special Care Baby Unit is next to the postnatal ward and has eight cots. Babies requiring intensive neonatal care are transferred to the Women's Centre at the John Radcliffe Hospital or other neighbouring units.

VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean) clinic

A VBAC clinic has been developed to encourage accurate information for women making decisions on subsequent births.

We have also established a Midwife Assessment Clinic to provide non-labouring women with immediate attention and advice and obstetrics advice, if needed, outside the delivery suite.

Breastfeeding clinics

The John Radcliffe and Horton General hospitals have regular drop-in breastfeeding clinics and links with local baby cafés within the community.

Birth Afterthoughts

This is a listening and information service for women who have unresolved issues about their pregnancy experience. It is available to women who have delivered in the Trust within the last 12 months, or who are currently pregnant.

  • For more information call 01865 220605

Registering the birth

There is a Registrar's Office on Level 5 of the John Radcliffe Hospital Women's Centre. For more details please visit the page below.

Contact us

  • John Radcliffe Hospital and community units: 01865 220605
  • Horton General Hospital: 01295 229453


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