Churchill Hospital

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Oxford, United Kingdom

Hospital description

The Churchill Hospital, located in Headington just outside Oxford, is a centre for cancer services and other specialties, including renal services and transplant, clinical and medical oncology. The hospital provides a very wide range of services to the local community. The hospital is also a major centre for healthcare research, and is the location of Oxford University Medical School and Oxford Brookes University’s School of Healthcare Studies.

There have been a number of developments in recent years, which include the opening of the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM), which is a collaboration between the University of Oxford, the NHS and three partner companies.

Cancer care
The Churchill Hospital completed a new building development in 2009 which incorporated a new, purpose-built cancer centre. The facilties in this centre include an integrated Cancer and Haematology Centre which is also known as ‘the Oxford Cancer Centre’, or ‘the Cancer Centre’ and the development has brought together a wide range of medical and surgical services. This centre is also an outpatient unit for private patients and has provided a base for University research teams, who work in partnership with NHS colleagues.

The Churchill Hospital has had a number of incarnations, as the orignal hospital was founded in 1940 by the Ministry of Health with the intention that it should serve as an Emergency Medical Service hospital for local air raid casualties. It was not then known as the Churchill Hospital but underwent a number of transformations, including lease to the American Military for a period of time, before being opened as the Churchill Hospital by the Duchess of Kent on 27 January 1942.


Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language English
Funding Status Public


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