Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is an acute general hospital with 621 beds. It is the major trauma centre for East Dorset and provides a range of district hospital care for the 270,000 people living in Poole, East Dorset and Purbeck. It also provides a number of core services such as child health and maternity for a wider catchment area, including Bournemouth and Christchurch, and some specialist services, such as oral surgery and neurological care, for the whole of Dorset.
The Dorset Cancer Centre – which provides care to people with cancer from across the county – is based at Poole Hospital.
Poole Hospital has a unique philosophy embedded in the ‘Poole Approach’. This underpins all the care we give to patients, and pledges that we will provide friendly, professional, patient-centred care with dignity and respect for all.