Campaigners give Oxford bosses a Keep the Horton General ‘welcome’ at the Horton

Campaigners demonstrate outside the Horton Maternity Hospital ahead of a meeting between Oxford hospital bosses and staff - photo by Maureen Tyrrell
Campaigners demonstrate outside the Horton Maternity Hospital ahead of a meeting between Oxford hospital bosses and staff - photo by Maureen Tyrrell
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Campaigners at the main entrances of the Horton made a ‘welcome’ party for Oxford University Hospitals Trust managers who arrived to talk to staff about future hospital services.

Those able to attend were told that if sufficient doctors could be appointed by the end of October, consultant led maternity would reopen in January. It was reported managers agreed a 1,500 birth service in the EU would be considered ‘large’.

Demonstrators give Oxford trust managers a campaign 'welcome' to the Horton - picture by Maureen Tyrrell

Demonstrators give Oxford trust managers a campaign 'welcome' to the Horton - picture by Maureen Tyrrell

Moving patients to achieve 3000 - 3500 births per year in Banbury was discussed and it was conceded this was the only way to make both units - in Banbury and at the JR, Oxford viable.