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New main entrance (south)

A new main front entrance, that will improve the privacy and dignity of patient transfers, is to be built.

The modern and welcoming front entrance will link the main hospital to the Philip Arnold Unit and includes a new reception area, improved communal spaces, a suite of public rest rooms – including a Changing Places enhanced disabled toilet and an adult changing facility – and an open-plan patient experience hub for initial patient queries as well as Costa Coffee, WH Smith and a Stock Shop clothing store.

The work will commence on 14 November and will cause some operational changes to wayfinding and pedestrian and vehicle access.

Signage will be up around the trust to inform staff, patients and visitors of the changes during the construction. Volunteers will be on hand to assist with wayfinding and additional wheelchairs will be made available.

The new entrance is planned to open by the end of March next year. It will be called the main entrance (south) while the existing main entrance will be known as the north entrance.

Please see the FAQ and latest news sections for more on this exciting development.

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

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