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Service Overview

The Dermatology Resource Unit (DRU) is based on the Christchurch site. The service delivers a full range of medical and surgical treatments using four fully equipped minor operation theatres, three clinical treatment rooms and a phototherapy suite.

Patients are seen primarily in Christchurch Hospital Outpatients Department, for their initial consultation. They may then be referred for investigations/treatment. The full nursing complement undertakes a range of day treatments, the running of the methotrexate and biologic medicine clinics, leg ulcer clinic, and phototherapy, patch testing, iontophoresis, and dermatology paediatric services.

The dermatology team also manage inpatients on the Bournemouth site.