Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust

01202 277000 Sentinel House, 4 - 6 Nuffield Road, Nuffield Industrial Estate , Poole, Dorset, BH17 0RB



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Dawn Dawson, acting chief executive

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust provides integrated mental health, specialist learning disability services, addictions services, community brain injury services and community health services, including community hospitals. We serve a population of almost 700,000 people across the county of Dorset.  Most of our services are provided in the community, in people’s homes or in local centres through locally based health and social care teams and facilities. We strive to respond to individual needs, respect dignity and involve Carers. Our vision is to provide a service that we ourselves would happily be treated in.   

(Photo top right shows  Dawn Dawson, Acting Chief Executive)

Departments and services

Mental Health services

Physical Health Services

Please note that Dorset HealthCare doesn't run A&Es in Dorset; we only run MIUs and Urgent Treatment Centres - find out more about them on our website.



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An Easy Read version of the Quality Account and Report for 2017 and 2018 is now available here.

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