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Cancer care

A patient having chemotherapyThe Dorset Cancer Centre is based at Poole Hospital and is the major specialist cancer treatment centre for adults in the county.

The centre provides a wide range of treatments including radiotherapy and chemotherapy for both common and rare cancers.

The treatment of children with cancer is undertaken in partnership with the paediatric oncology centre in Southampton and the children’s unit in Poole Hospital.

The treatment and care of people with cancer can often be complex, involving many different departments in the hospital.

Although the main treatment departments for cancer care are within the cancer centre building, patients will often attend other wards and departments for surgery, specific investigations or care.

To find out more about the care and support available at the Dorset Cancer Centre, please use the links on the right and left of this page.

VIDEO: Find out more about coming into our Day Care Centre by watching a short viedo here



The Dorset Cancer Centre includes two inpatient wards. Click on the links below to find out more about them:

Durlston Ward

Sandbanks Ward

The centre also includes a day care unit, which is where patients attending for chemotherapy will usually come.

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Contact us

Phone handset graphicReception:
01202 442538

Day care (chemotherapy):
01202 442656

Sandbanks ward:
01202 442390 & 442392

Durlston ward:
01202 442288 & 448427

Find us

SignpostThe main entrance to the Dorset Cancer Centre is at ground level by the courtyard entrance to the hospital:

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

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