Alderney Hospital

01202 735537 Ringwood Road, Parkstone , Poole, Dorset, BH12 4NB

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 17 ratings for this hospital


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 a wide range of professionals.  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 two 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) - includes five-bedded Intensive Therapy Unit
  • St Brelades (male assessment/treatment)

Haymoor Day Hospital provides multidisciplinary assessment, treatment and monitoring for older people suffering from organic and functional illness  and enables patients to remain in the community wherever possible.

The Poole Older People's Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) is also based at the hospital.

Also at Alderney Hospital are Jersey & Guernsey Wards, a 48 bedded unit that provides in-patient care predominately for elderly people that require rehabilitation (physical services).  Patients are usually transferred from either Poole or Bournemouth Hospital following an acute episode; this could be due to a medical or surgical condition.   The wards have a Matron and Senior Sisters to ensure that  patients receive a high standard of nursing care.  Patients are expected to participate in their rehabilitation programme with the aim to be discharged to their preferred destination place.   Physiotherapists and Occupational therapists will also work with you as part of your rehabilitation.  The wards also have a doctor who works Monday to Friday and patients see their consultant once a week.


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Alderney Hospital

Tel: 01202 735537   Fax: 01202 730657

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


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Quality of service at Alderney Hospital

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

73%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 672 responses. 5554 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test score: Mental Health

95%Patients recommend this hospital. 764 responses.

Friends and Family Test Score: Community

95%Patients recommend this hospital. 2626 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

83%staff recommend this hospital for care. 672 responses. 5554 staff work at this trust.

Latest reviews of this hospital

Herm Ward September 2018 to March 2019

The staff on Herm ward did an exceptional job looking after my 86 year old mother. They took the time to understand what mattered to her,...

6 March 2019

My 87 year old father was impressed

My father was in Jersey ward for a couple of weeks recovering from a fractured hip. He said the staff are all very friendly and helpfu...

17 February 2019

Father end of life care in Jersey Ward

My father was recently given end of life care in the Jersey Ward at Alderney as there was no room in any of the local Hospices. It is tru...

18 November 2018

Awful Mental Health Dept

I am sorry to say that this department was like a prison with locked doors that made an awful noise when closing. Why does the area need ...

4 November 2018

Fantastic care and kindness

My mother and family cannot thank the staff and volunteers enough for their kindness, care and help in the Guernsey Ward. We were conc...

29 August 2018

Last updated on 10 May 2016.

Information supplied by Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust