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The Royal Bournemouth Hospital

The Royal Bournemouth Hospital is an acute hospital site which fully opened in 1992. It is recognised locally by its blue roof and is located on a large green field site close to the main roads that link with the New Forest, Southampton, Salisbury, Winchester, Christchurch and Poole.

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The hospital has a 24-hour Emergency Department, which sees around 100,000 patients a year, and a large Day of Surgery Admissions Unit (the Sandbourne Suite). A purpose built Ophthalmic Unit is located on site as well as a state-of-the-art Cardiology Unit and the award winning Derwent Unit (an orthopaedic service providing hip and knee replacements).

The Royal Bournemouth Hospital also provides district-wide services for cardiac interventions, vascular surgery and urology. Outpatient clinics are provided for oral surgery, paediatrics, plastic surgery, ENT (ears, nose and throat), cardiothoracic and neurology.

Christchurch Hospital

Christchurch Hospital provides a pleasant environment for rehabilitation and a range of outpatient services. An all-age rehabilitation service has been developed, particularly in the award winning, newly refurbished Day Hospital. Most patients are however elderly, reflecting the local population. There is an excellent infrastructure to support rehabilitation with superb physiotherapy and occupational therapy facilities.

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Outpatient clinics have expanded over recent years and include gastroenterology, breast, oncology and Medicine for the Elderly. Dermatology and rheumatology outpatient services are also provided at Christchurch Hospital together with phlebotomy (blood taking) services, diagnostic services and the Macmillan Unit (palliative care).

  • Day Hospital
  • Macmillan Unit
  • Dermatology Outpatients
  • Rheumatology Outpatients
  • General Outpatients
  • Diagnostics

Sterile Supply Department

The Sterile Supply Department is based at Alderney Hospital in Poole, some seven miles from The Royal Bournemouth Hospital. It supports the hospitals' surgical activity by preparing instrument trays and the general supply of sterile soft packs.

It has the necessary accreditation to carry out work for other hospitals, and there are a number of such contracts in place.