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
- loss of consciousness
- acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
- 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.
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'.