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Alcohol care and treatment service (ACTS)

The alcohol care and treatment service (ACTS) is a multi-disciplinary team offering appropriate evidenced based treatment for any individual experiencing an alcohol problem.

We see individuals as inpatients following a referral from hospital staff. Individuals are also seen on an outpatient basis for assessment, care planning and treatment such as continuation of detoxification and/or support sessions.

We work in partnership with local drug and alcohol services, allowing us to seamlessly link our patients with suitable, community based treatment and support services.

Poole Hospital is also an approved provider for Dorset County Council to provide elective admission for medically assisted alcohol withdrawal.

In addition to the hospital based services we also have an innovative assertive outreach alcohol team (AOAT), the AOAT offer intensive support to those that attend hospital regularly as a consequence of their problematic alcohol use

The alcohol care and treatment service team includes:

  • Consultant gastroenterologist / consultant physician 
  • Addictions lead nurse / team manager
  • Specialist addictions nurse
  • Addictions care coordinator
  • Lifestyle intervention worker

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Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB. Tel: 01202 665511

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