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Poole HospitalPoole Hospital is an acute general hospital based on the south coast of England. The Trust has an income of around £240 million each year, and employs around 3,600 staff.

The hospital has a 24-hour major accident and emergency department and is the designated trauma unit for east Dorset, serving a population of around 500,000 people. 

In addition, the hospital’s flagship Dorset Cancer Centre provides medical and clinical oncology services for the whole of Dorset, serving a total population of over 750,000.

We are proud of the good reputation Poole Hospital enjoys within the local community, both as a provider of first-class health care services and as a major employer.

Both St Mary’s Maternity Hospital and Forest Holme, the palliative care unit, are located a short walk from the main hospital.

We consistently feature within the top twenty per cent in both national patient and staff satisfaction surveys.


During 2014/15 we:

  • saw 66,118 patients in our emergency department
  • delivered 4,599 babies (including 134 home births)
  • cared for 8,728 children under 18 admitted to our children’s unit
  • saw 35,894 radiotherapy attendances
  • saw 75,830 new outpatients and 130,963 follow-up outpatients
  • cared for 3,677 elective inpatients and 33,005 non-elective inpatients
  • cared for 30,090 day patients
  • served around 560,000 patient meals
  • took around 832,000 calls to our switchboard.

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

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