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A4 Arne ward

A4 Arne is an acute general medical ward specialising in respiratory and endocrine medicine.

The ward provides care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, diabetes as well as many other medical conditions. We provide non-invasive ventilation to patients suffering from type II respiratory failure due to COPD.

Our communal seating area overlooks Poole Park and the harbour beyond.


Ward staff

Matron: Jody Bryant

Sister: Natalie Cooke

Ward information

Bedside telephones and televisions are available.

Mobile phones may be used with permission from sister, or deputy sister.

Discharge information

Patients are provided with a leaflet on admission advising on discharge arrangements. We aim to discharge patients by noon on the day of discharge, but if complex medications or transport is required this can lead to discharge being later in the day.

Contact this ward

Tel: 01202 442284

Visiting information

Visiting times: 2-4pm, and 6.30-8pm.

Please do not visit if you have had any diarrhoea or sickness in the last 72 hours, or have cough/cold symptoms.

How to find us

Arne is located in A block, on the fourth floor.

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

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