John Radcliffe Hospital
|John Radcliffe Hospital|
|Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust|
|Location||Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom|
|Care system||Public NHS|
|Affiliated university||University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University|
|Emergency department||Yes Accident & Emergency|
|Lists||Hospitals in England|
It is the main teaching hospital for Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University. As such, it is a well-developed centre of medical research. It also incorporates the Medical School of the University of Oxford. It is part of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. It was named after John Radcliffe, an 18th-century physician who graduated from Oxford University.
The initial hospital building ("JR1"), opened in 1972, accommodates only women's services and neonatology. A second, much larger building ("JR2") opened in 1979, containing most other specialist services for the region, the remainder being located at the Churchill Hospital. With the closure of the Radcliffe Infirmary and consolidation of hospital sites in Oxford, a further large expansion involving the construction of a new children's hospital, neurosciences/head and neck, Ear Nose & Throat and eye hospital all within a new west wing was undertaken by Carillion and completed in December 2006. Other facilities already on the site include the University of Oxford's Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) of the Brain.
Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh officially commemorated the opening of the new West Wing and Children's Hospital at a special ceremony in late November 2008, in front of patients, staff, fundraisers and supporters who had helped raise £15million to build the children's hospital.
The distinctive large white-tiled building occupies a prominent position overlooking Oxford from Headington Hill with correspondingly sweeping views over Oxford and Oxfordshire.