Help Using This Website
In the Help Section:
- Getting around the site
- Changing the background and text colour
- Changing the font size
- Changing the font style
- Adding the site to your Favorites/Bookmarks
- Adobe Acrobat Documents (PDF files)
- Translation Services
- Copyright and Content Disclaimer
Getting around the site
The site has been designed to make it easy to find what you're looking for. Use the main menu on the left to select an area of the site and the drop down menus to find sub-sections.
If you prefer to not use a mouse you can use the 'Tab' key on your keyboard to cycle forward through the links (press the 'Shift' and 'Tab' keys together to cycle back through the links). Press the enter key to follow a link.
You can also use Access Keys to navigate the site. To find out how to use Access Keys with this site click here.
Above the heading on each page there are breadcrumb links. These links indicate the position of the current page within a site's hierarchy regardless of the path taken to arrive there. These links can be used to navigate back to the home page or sub-section index page.
Changing the background and text colour
Click on the 'tools' menu, then 'internet options' menu, then the 'accessibility' button (in the 'general' tab).
Tick 'ignore colours specified on web pages', then click 'OK'.
Click 'colors', then untick 'use windows colors'.
Select the text and background colours you want, then click 'OK', and 'OK' again to close the options screen.
Changing the font size
In Internet Explorer:
Click 'view' menu, then click on 'text size' and select the text size you would like.
Click the 'view' menu, then click 'text size', then click 'increase' or 'decrease' until the text size is how you want it.
Changing the font style
In Internet explorer:
Click the 'tools' menu, then 'internet options', then the 'accessibility button' (in the 'general' tab).
Tick 'ignore font styles specified on web pages', then click 'OK'.
Click 'fonts', select the font you want to use and click 'OK', then 'OK' again to close the options screen.
Select the 'tools' menu, then click 'options', then click 'fonts & colors'.
Choose the font you want to use, and tick 'always use my fonts' check box, then click 'OK'.
This website has been built to meet Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Content Accessibility Guidelines set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and we aim, wherever possible, to ensure we conform to 'Triple-A' standards.
Accessible design means making sure that your site can be used by the widest group of people possible. As well as being a sensible objective, since 1999 and the Disability Discrimination Act it's a legal requirement.
Adding the site to your Favorites/Bookmarks
Browsers allow you to save sites to a list of Favorites or Bookmarks so that you can easily find them again without having to search the web or remember the web address. To make it easier for you to find our site again you can add this site to your Favorites/Bookmarks.
If you are using Internet Explorer, Firefox, Mozilla or Netscape you can use the link in the left menu or by clicking on this link: Bookmark the Poole Hospital site
Adobe Acrobat Documents (PDF files)
The site contains some Adobe Acrobat or PDF (Portable Document Format) documents. To view these documents you will need a recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have it you can the download Acrobat Reader from the Adobe website free of charge.
If you have any specific language or translation requests, please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS).
Copyright and Content Disclaimer
For information on copyright and disclaimer please read our Terms and Conditions.