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Emergency Department

The Emergency Department is a 24-hour service providing immediate treatment to people who are injured or taken ill. We care for around 66,000 patients a year.

We offer a separate paediatric waiting room and a specifically decorated and equipped area to accommodate patients with dementia and learning disabilities.

Poole Hospital is the designated trauma unit for east Dorset.

A&E deals with genuine life-threatening emergencies, such as:

  • loss of consciousness
  • acute confused state and fits that are not stopping persistent
  • severe chest pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
  • severe allergic reactions
  • severe burns or scalds

Less severe injuries can be treated in urgent care centres or minor injuries units (MIUs). An A&E is not an alternative to a GP appointment. If your GP practice is closed you can call NHS 111, which will direct you to the best local service to treat your injury. Click here for local information about other services and departments.

Useful advice leaflets for common injuries and fractures

The Emergency Department at Poole Hospital is committed to providing the best care possible to our patients. Our most recent CQC inspection at  Poole Hospital reported that our Urgent & Emergency Services were 'Good'.

 A&E CQC results

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Contact us

Phone handset graphicEmergency reception:
01202 442202

Find us

The entrance to the Emergency Department (ED) is to the right of Poole Hospital's main reception entrance on Longfleet Road.

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Ansty ward

Ansty ward is our Emergency Assessment Unit (EAU), where patients are often admitted from A&E or by their GP.

About Ansty ward

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

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