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Our healthcare community

nurseWe are one of the biggest providers of NHS care in the Dorset community and we work closely with a number of local partners to ensure we are providing the best care and services for patients.

Our local healthcare community includes:

  • Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (DCHFT)
  • Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust (DHUFT)
  • The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH)
  • South West Ambulance Services (SWASFT)
  • Borough of Poole
  • Bournemouth Borough Council
  • Dorset County Council
  • Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
  • NHS England Wessex


Health services: a vision for Dorset

The Dorset Clinical Services Review is a county-wide review of health services led by Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group. It is looking at how health services are delivered across Dorset, with the aim of ensuring everybody in the county has access to safe, high-quality, sustainable healthcare that meets the needs of our population.

The review covers all NHS health services in Dorset – that is, hospital, community and GP services, except standard dental, optician and pharmacy services – and is looking at four main areas of care:

  1. Maternity and children’s services
  2. Planned and specialist care (including planned hospital operations and treatments)
  3. Urgent and emergency care
  4. Care for people living with long term conditions, and care for the frail elderly.

Poole Hospital fully supports the case for change, which involves developing integrated community services outside the hospitals, the establishment of a major emergency hospital in Dorset (located at either the Poole Hospital site or the Royal Bournemouth Hospital site),  with a major planned care facility established at the other

Whatever the outcome of the consultation, there is a very positive future, for Poole Hospital, working more closely with partners to better meet the needs of those living on the eastern side of Dorset

For more information visit

Annual report

Read more about our performance and services in our 2017/18 annual report:

2017/18 annual report

Why choose us?

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

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