What we do

Bicester_Community_Hospital_5127 with creditBicester Community Hospital provides inpatient rehabilitation and palliative care for people no longer requiring acute care. All patients at Bicester community hospital enjoy the privacy of a single room, each with direct access to a central garden.

The hospital has 12 beds and a dedicated team of nurses, and occupational therapists and is supported by GPs and gerontologists (doctors specialising in the care of older people). Staff work closely with social services to source care placements and liaise with other care agencies.

The hospital also has a first aid unit (FAU) and the hospital provides therapy and X-ray services, as well as outpatient clinics (note that the FAU itself does not have X-ray facilities, and the hospitals X-ray services can only be accessed via GP referrals).

Useful information

Bicester_Community_Hospital_4925 with creditAddress

Bicester Community Hospital
Piggy lane
OX26 6HT

You can view this location on Google map here.


  • Main Reception:01865 903880
  • FAU Reception: 01865 903976
  • Imaging Reception: 01865 903631
  • Ward: 01865 903178
  • Ward Manager: 01865 903649

Bicester_Community_Hospital_4883 with creditInformation for inpatients

If you are being admitted to hospital, you should bring the following items in with you:


All medicines, tablets and creams that you are using


Day clothes and shoes, night clothes, slippers, dressing gown and underwear (including tights and stockings)


Hairbrush, comb, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, denture products, soap, face flannel and paper tissues.

If you use or need any of the following then you should also bring these in with you:

  • dentures/shaving equipment
  • walking stick/frame
  • hearing aid
  • continence aids
  • special shoes
  • spectacles
  • any appointment cards
  • writing material, postage stamps
  • books to read
  • anything special to your needs


We are unable to provide a laundry service for patients at our community hospitals. However, in exceptional circumstances we may be able to help.

Money and valuables

We advise that you do not bring large sums of money or valuables into the hospital.  If you cannot avoid this your admitting nurse can arrange for their safe keeping and will give you a receipt.  We regret that community hospitals cannot accept any liability for money, valuables or property that are not handed over for safe-keeping.


All community hospitals operate a no smoking policy.  We provide a smoke-free environment for your health, other people’s health and the general safety of all.  If you do smoke and wish to take this opportunity to stop please ask your team for further information.

Bicester_Community_Hospital_4825 with creditFor the community hospital

If you are living at home then you can be referred to a community hospital by your GP. If you are already in another NHS hospital, then you can be referred by that hospital via a centralised team. You cannot refer yourself to a community hospital. If you are feeling unwell you should contact your GP.

For the first aid unit

You do not need to be referred to be seen at the first aid unit. The first aid unit is open 6pm to 11pm on weekdays and 8.30am to 11pm on weekends and bank holidays.

Due to COVID-19 the ward is currently closed to visitors. We are supporting patients to make contact with families and friends using digital technology. Please speak to a member of the ward team if you would like us to arrange a video or telephone call for your family member or friend.

FAU opening times

The first aid unit is open 6pm to 11pm on weekdays and 8.30am to 11pm on weekends and bank holidays.

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Page last reviewed: 6 October, 2021