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Locality – North East – January 2015

Bicester Community Hospital Open to Patients

Picture provided by Infinite 3D

Picture provided by Infinite 3D

OCCG and their partners are delighted that the new Bicester Community Hospital is up and running and treating patients after opening its doors in December.

The hospital includes a minor injuries unit, imaging (X-ray) and physiotherapy suites, space for out-of-hours care, outpatient clinics and other therapies. There are 12 in- patient beds many with direct access to a central garden.

Dr Stephen Attwood, the Locality’s Clinical Director said: ‘These are excellent new facilities that provide us with a wonderful opportunity to develop care closer to patients’ homes. A big thank you to all the partners involved for their hard work to make this happen.’

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is responsible for providing clinical services at the hospital. The trust’s Chief Operating Officer, Yvonne Taylor said: ‘We are very pleased to have moved into this purpose-built building which gives us a safe clean environment to deliver community hospital services and care to local people.’

Other partners who were involved in the project included Kajima, Mansell, FES FM and South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. Land on the site has been sold and will now be developed for 14 homes – comprised of four three-bedroom houses, and eight two-bedroom houses and two flats.

James Wakeham, South Regional Director for NHS Property Services, said: ‘We are delighted to have been able to deliver this eagerly-awaited building project to the community of Bicester.

‘The new hospital will be easier to maintain, clean and manage, while being more adaptable to changing needs and technologies. Needless to say, it meets all modern statutory requirements, building regulations and NHS design guidance.’

Picture provided by Infinite 3D

Picture provided by Infinite 3D

Agreement to build a new hospital was given in 2011 and construction started two years later after OCCG with NHS Property Services took over the project. The hospital also incorporates rain harvesting, solar panel heating and a solar chimney.

Information About the Locality

There are 10 GP practices in the Locality with a population of just over 78,000. The locality Clinical Director is Dr Stephen Attwood, who is supported by Dr Will O’Gorman.

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