Maternity Services at the John Radcliffe Hospital

I have been assured by the Chief Executive of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Dr Bruno Holthof, that expectant mothers in South Northamptonshire who are registered with GPs in Brackley and Byfield will continue to have access to the John Radcliffe Hospital. Please see this letter that I received from Dr Holthof for further information.

However, this does not provide reassurance for those women in South Northants who fall outside of the Trust’s core catchment area. I expect that there may well be expectant mothers for whom the JR is still the closest obstetric-led unit, and I continue to press this point on their behalf.

If any of my constituents who are not able to access the JR due to being a low-risk pregnancy outside of the catchment area have concerns, please do get in touch with me via and I will do all that I can to help.