The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

01202 303626 Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Castle Lane East , Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 7DW

5 out of 5 stars

Based on 8 ratings for this trust



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We provide health care for the residents of Bournemouth, Christchurch, East Dorset and part of the New Forest with a total population of around 550,000, which rises during the summer months. Some specialist services cover a wider catchment area, including Poole, the Purbecks and South Wiltshire.

We gained Foundation Status in 2005, following three consecutive years as a three star performing trust. We provide services to our patients from the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals, which are located about three miles apart on the south coast.

Our catchment population is covered by two Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs):

  • Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group
  • West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group

The Trust is run by a Board of Directors, which is made up of executive and non–executive directors. Together, they are responsible for the day–to–day running of the Trust and the delivery of our objectives and wider strategy. Much of this work is done by the executive directors who work closely with the clinical leaders and managers throughout the Trust. The Board also works closely with the Council of Governors.


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Last updated on 25 June 2013.

Latest reviews of this trust

spotting !!

Following an incidence of spotting post breast cancer diagnosis, I reported the situation to my clinical team at RBCH - who were fantasti...

6 July 2018

AEC Clinic

I would like to give a big thank you to all the nurses, Doctors and Consultant that treated me on 20th June at the AEC Clinic. I was very...

21 June 2018

Oustanding quality of care

I was extremely impressed with the quality of care provided to my father who was in hospital for six weeks until his death. He was kept c...

15 May 2018

Derwent dept

I had a hip replacement in Dec and can't speak highly enough of the team on Derwent. From the first minute to the last. I owe the team ...

16 January 2018

Just 100% fabulous god bless and thanks to all...

On sunday morning 7th jan around 9.00 ish i started having pains in my chest. I thought i just pulled a muscle so ignored it at first. Ar...

9 January 2018

Last updated on 16 July 2018.

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