Oxford Health is asking all patients, service users and visitors to consider carefully if their journey is strictly necessary at the moment. Everybody will be aware that the region is experiencing difficult and weather conditions at the moment, and that unnecessary travel could be dangerous.

Our intention is to keep all urgent care services and inpatient wards open, but we know that many staff will be unable to get to work safely. For this reason, we are asking patients not to try to attend routine appointments – these will be rescheduled as soon as is possible. We would also ask other visitors not to attend our sites on Monday unless absolutely necessary.

We thank everybody for their support during these extreme weather conditions, and apologise for the inconvenience caused.