WaGCG : Wantage and Grove Campaign Group
Wantage and Grove Campaign Group (WaGCG)

Local Health Services

We have 2 GP practices in the area:

  • Newbury Street Practice, The Health Centre, Mably Way, Wantage, OX12 9BN
    Tel: 01235 763451
  • Church Street Practice, The Health Centre, Mably Way, Wantage, OX12 9BN
    Tel: 01235 770245

These two practices in the Health Centre in Mably Way, Newbury Street and Church Street, are both essentially full.

Since the Health Centre was opened there have been in excess of 2,000 new homes built in the area, with very little improvement to the local infrastructure. In theory, there is a plan to extend the building to cope with current patient numbers and the additional 5,000 homes planned but despite promises from NHS England since 2012, no details have yet materialised. The car parking at The Health Centre is just adequate at the moment, but would be very overused if even the planned two new 'legs' of the Health Centre are built.

Wantage Community Hospital

Garston Lane, Garston Lane, Wantage, OX12 7AS
Tel: 01235 205801

The hospital is "temporarily" closed to inpatients and the physiotherapy has closed but the mid-wife led maternity unit is still open.

Abingdon Hospital Out-Patients Department (Minor Injuries Unit)

Marcham Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1AG
Tel: 01235 208730

Open 10am – 10:30pm daily

The nearest emergency department is the John Radcliffe Hospital in Headington, Oxford.
Tel: 01865 741166

If you, or someone else experiences severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, severe loss of blood or difficulty in breathing - DIAL 999

To help you decide where to seek advice, the NHS has published this leaflet: NHS Oxfordshire Leaflet page 1
NHS Oxfordshire Leaflet page 2

See also This more detailed leaflet from NHS Oxfordshire

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