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Response to CCG's preferred option

Responding to NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group's preferred option of the Royal Bournemouth Hospital as the county's major emergency hospital, Mr Robert Talbot, medical director for Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“We’re clear about the need for change in Dorset’s health system and have made a full and active contribution to the clinical services review.

“We believe that the number of key services already provided here, for example our designation as east Dorset’s unit for emergency and trauma surgery, as well as our central location and ability to take on the role of Dorset’s Major Emergency Hospital sooner, placed us in an extremely strong position.

“We also believe that the increased costs associated in choosing Poole Hospital form just a small fraction of the county’s total health spend over the next two decades.

“While disappointed with the clinical commissioning group’s recommendation, and whatever the final outcome, we are confident of a bright and positive future, and will work hard to preserve and build on the high standards and unique philosophy of care that we provide day in, day out to our patients and their families.”



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