Archive for August, 2016


Horton Q&A Public Meeting at St Mary’s Banbury

Horton Q&A Public Meeting at St Mary’s Banbury

Crowds turned out in force once again to attend a public meeting at St. Mary’s Church on Thursday, jointly organised by Victoria Prentis MP and Banbury Town Council in which executives from the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust* and the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group** answered questions from the public concerning the future of the Horton […]


Thousands turnout to support Hands around Our Horton Protest

Thousands turnout to support Hands around Our Horton Protest

Map showing Hands around our Horton route Hands around the Horton protest route Close to 5,000 people took to the streets to support the “Hands around our Horton” protests at Banbury’s Horton General Hospital today. The protest, organised by Keep the Horton General as a cross-party campaign formed a one mile route of members of the public […]


Live At Three – Interview with Dr. Miller concerning future of Obstetrics at Horton

Live At Three – Interview with Dr. Miller concerning future of Obstetrics at Horton

Radio Horton exclusively spoke with Dr. Veronica Miller, Clinical Director for Women’s Services concerning the possibility of suspension of the obstetric services in the Horton’s maternity unit. The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recently announced its contingency plans to convert the unit to a midwife led facility,  following the difficulties in recruiting obstetric doctors. […]


Meeting to determine whether the obstetric service at the Horton needs to be suspended

Meeting to determine whether the obstetric service at the Horton needs to be suspended

The Board of Directors of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will now hold an Extraordinary meeting of the Trust Board on Wednesday 31 August at 3pm at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. The meeting will consider whether or not obstetric services at the Horton General Hospital will be suspended from the end of […]


Obstetric service at the Horton – possibility of suspension of service

Obstetric service at the Horton – possibility of suspension of service

Problems in recruiting obstetric doctors at the Horton General Hospital’s maternity unit have led to plans for the unit to become midwife-led while efforts continue to fill six vacant obstetric posts. Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which runs the Horton General Hospital in Banbury is struggling to fill middle grade obstetric doctor posts at […]


KTHG Market stall & survey show strong support for Horton

KTHG Market stall & survey show strong support for Horton

In response to the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH NHS FT) questionnaire, initially released to a limited group of Trust members, Keep the Horton General (KTHG) has constructed its own questionnaire. Our survey, as of 6 August, has been completed by over 2100 respondents. The percentage who oppose the Trust’s proposals is as follows: Maternity & SCBU 98.7% oppose, A&E […]


Live At Three – Keep the Horton General

Live At Three – Keep the Horton General

The Chairman of Keep the Horton General, Keith Strangwood dropped into Radio Horton’s studio to talk exclusively to Liz MacLeod on our weekly magazine programme, Live At Three about potential cuts and closures to services at Banbury’s Horton General Hospital. Amongst the changes, proposed by The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust include plans to […]