John Radcliffe Hospital

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John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
The John Radcliffe Hospital.jpg
Geography
Location Headington Way, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9DU, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Organisation
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University
Services
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
History
Founded 1973
Links
Website http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/
Lists Hospitals in England

The John Radcliffe Hospital is a large tertiary teaching hospital in Oxford, England and a leading centre for medical research.

It is the main teaching hospital for Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University, and incorporates the Oxford University Medical School.

It forms part of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is named after John Radcliffe, an 18th-century physician and Oxford University graduate, who endowed the Radcliffe Infirmary, the main hospital for Oxford from 1770 to 2007.

History[edit]

The distinctive large white-tiled structure occupies a prominent position on Headington Hill, on the outskirts of Oxford, with commanding views of the city itself and over a large swathe of Oxfordshire.

JR1: This was the initial hospital building, opened in 1972. It houses women's services and neonatology. The second building, JR2, opened in 1979 and is much larger. It contains most of the other specialist services for the region.[1]

Other facilities were then added to the site, including the University of Oxford's Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) of the Brain.[2]

The West Wing: With the closure of the Radcliffe Infirmary and consolidation of the other hospital sites in Oxford, a further large expansion took place, undertaken by Carillion and completed in December 2006. This new complex, known as the West Wing, involved the construction of the new Oxford Children's Hospital, the relocated Oxford Eye Hospital, and the departments of neurosciences/head and neck and of Ear Nose & Throat (ENT).[3] 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 the £15 million needed to build the Children's Hospital.[4]

Departments and units[edit]

  • Oxford Children's Hospital is located in the West Wing complex: it was opened in 2007.[5]
  • Oxford Eye Hospital is located in the West Wing, on Level LG1, it transferred from the old Radcliffe Infirmary in 2007.[6]
  • Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology (NLO) is located with the Oxford Eye Hospital in the West Wing; it was also transferred from the old Radcliffe Infirmary in 2007.[7]

Research[edit]

The Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) are the NHS Host, with the University of Oxford as the Academic Partner, for one of the leading Biomedical Research Centres (BRC) in the UK. The Oxford NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (OxBRC) was one of the 11 original BRCs in 2007, and was awarded £114 million by the UK Department of Health (DH) for its third tranche of research, to begin in April 2017. At the same time, the nearby Oxford Health NIHR BRC, also partnered by the University of Oxford, was awarded a further £12 million, bringing a total of £126 million in research funds to the city.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "It's time to celebrate 125 years of Oxford nursing". Oxford Mail. 29 December 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Oxford Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain". Oxford University. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  3. ^ On the roof of Oxford Children's Hospital Archived 18 February 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visit Oxfordshire.
  5. ^ "Children's Hospital". Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Bust is missing but founder is remembered". Oxford Times. 2 July 2009. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  7. ^ A brief history of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology Archived 2 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ "£126.5 million for Oxford medical research". My science. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 

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Coordinates: 51°45′49.70″N 1°13′7.5″W / 51.7638056°N 1.218750°W / 51.7638056; -1.218750