Alderney Hospital

Telephone: 01202 735537
Address: Ringwood Road, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, BH12 4NB

1.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 3 ratings for this hospital


Alderney Hospital is based on Ringwood Road in Parkstone, Poole.  Our philosophy is to support, maintain and encourage the independence of older people with mental illness and the challenges it presents.  The multi-disciplinary team comprises of a wide range of professionals, including Consultant Psychiatrists, Registered Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and Mental Health Support Workers.  We work in close partnership with other organisations, such as The Alzheimer's Society and Age UK.  Inpatient mental health care at Alderney Hospital is provided across four wards, offering differing designs of care in line with the individual needs of older people, and fully meets the Department of Health standards and requirements for delivering same-sex accommodation:

  • Herm (female assessment/treatment)
  • St Brelades (male assessment/treatment)
  • Corbiere (female Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU))
  • Jethou (male Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU))

The Poole Older People's Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) are also based at Alderney Hospital, who provide assessment and treatment for older people with either an organic or functional mental health problem.

The Lodge at Alderney Hosptial has become the new Dementia Resource Centre for The Alzheimer's Society.  It is open every day from 1030 - 1430 and at other times by appointment.  Individuals have access to all The Alzheimers Society information and advice sheets, and hold copies of various publications, DVDs and books for people to borrow.

Service user and Carer events are held at The Lodge regularly.  Future events to be held at The Resource Centre include an Activity Day once a week, art and crafts and gardening next spring.  The Resource Centre will also continue to hold the regular pop-in sessions and monthly support groups.

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Alderney Hospital

Tel: 01202 735537   Fax: 01202 730657

Address: Ringwood Road, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, BH12 4NB



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Latest reviews of this hospital

Adult Mental Heath Outpatients Service

I was referred to CMHT at Alderney initially about 7 years ago, the service I received then helped me to recover from an episode of poor ...

2 July 2013

Waste of time; should've gone private.

Welcoming receptionistDidn't feel like I was being listened to or understood. Basic psychiatry ideals seemed old and outdated. Science ...

13 December 2012

I just hope & pray I never end up in a place like this.

After an extended stay in the dementia ward, we were finally told that my father was fit enough to leave the hospital to go into a nursin...

1 May 2012

A calm, kind and gentle place like the old fashioned nursing home hospitals.

My mother aged 94 was treated well and with respect having been transfered from Poole Hospital after breaking her leg/hip. The nurses and...

4 March 2012

Alderney is the the worst place I have come across.Nobody cares or listens.

Hyperthermia is one of the major killers of old people, so why is it my father suffered for days & days before his heart rate & pulse dro...

16 January 2012

Quality of service at Alderney Hospital

Care Quality Commission national standards

All standards met
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Responding to patient safety alerts

Good - All alerts signed off where deadline has passed

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Last updated on 29 March 2014.

Information supplied by Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust