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‘Our hospitals are changing’ – engagement events for public and staff

The new development plans for both Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth Hospital are being shown at public engagement events on both sites.

They will focus on the £147m investment across the hospitals as Poole Hospital becomes the major planned hospital and the Royal Bournemouth Hospital the major emergency hospital for east Dorset.

Poole Hospital will have a new state-of-the-art theatre complex with 10 new theatres and expanded day case provision, along with a range of outpatient, cancer and diagnostic services.

The emergency department on the Royal Bournemouth Hospital site will become three times bigger than it is now, offering emergency services and other specialist support for patients, including cardiology and stroke, with consultant-led care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Debbie Fleming, joint chief executive of both hospital trusts, said: “This significant  investment in our hospitals will ensure that we can provide the best services in the future with the challenges of an increased population, more patients living longer with complex long-term conditions and limited resources.

“We are very glad to have the opportunity to share wider our development plans and hope people will be able to join us to learn more. We will also be sharing the plans wider online after the events for those who cannot attend.”

The Royal Bournemouth Hospital event will run from 10am to 7pm on Wednesday 5 June in the Atrium and the Poole Hospital event will run from 10am to 7pm on Thursday 6 June in the Dolphin Restaurant. All staff and public are invited to attend both events.

To help increase attendance, on site parking is free for members of the public attending the event. Simply park in the hospital's multi-storey car park, collect a parking slip from one of the stands at the event and show it to the parking office when you leave the car park.

For further information about the Clinical Services Review and the creation of specialist hospitals for east Dorset: https://www.dorsetsvision.nhs.uk/acute/

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

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