Horton Hospital to The JR
The trust that runs the hospitals in Oxfordshire have told us they'll take all consultation responses into account and are encouraging people to give their feedback until it closes in April.
"With over 1.3 million patient contacts each year and a workforce of 12,500, all Oxford University Hospitals’ sites are attended by a high number of patients, visitors and staff on a daily basis. The Trust is aware of the difficulties many people have when parking at our hospitals in Headington, particularly at the John Radcliffe site.
Currently, the number of car park spaces available is determined by planning permission given by Oxford City Council having consulted Oxfordshire County Council. Looking ahead, the Trust has been working on an infrastructure masterplan with specialists, AECOM, that covers all our hospitals and aims to address the complex issues of vehicular access and parking at our sites.
The vision associated with this work requires discussions with multiple stakeholders including local councils, the public, our staff and many more, our current access and parking problems will not be solved overnight. However, we are hoping to have some initial broad concepts for wider discussion in the early part of 2017.
Recently, phase one of the Oxfordshire Transformation Program consultation commenced. Part of the proposals under consultation include the redirecting of approximately 90,000 appointments per year (including diagnostic, outpatient and day-care) from Oxford University Hospitals in Oxford to the Horton General Hospital in Banbury. This should also help significantly reduce much of the car parking difficulties and congestion often experienced by patients, staff and visitors accessing our Headington hospitals sites, when combined with the ambitions of the future infrastructure masterplans the Trust is working on with partners, AECOM.
For the time being, we do encourage both staff and visitors to make use of alternative transport options including local park and ride services which run regularly to and from the hospitals. We advise patients if driving to hospital, to allow at least one hour to find parking prior to their appointment. Full details of alternative transport are available on our website www.ouh.nhs.uk"