Video. Seriously ill and premature babies in Oxfordshire won't have to travel so far - as a new intensive care unit is about to open. The neo-natal unit at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital has doubled in size because of a huge increase in demand in recent years.
Our reporter, Penny Silvester has been to take a look around before the first small patients arrive.
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