Accident And Emergency Department - Poole Hospital

The Accident and Emergency department in Poole is open 365 days a year, 24 hours per day and is available for all serious and life threatening conditions for patients of all ages. Patients can bring themselves to the unit or be brought in by ambulance/helicopter. Once in the unit staff will endeavour that patients be treated within a four hour time frame.


01202 442221 (switchboard)


Venue address
Poole General Hospital Longfleet Road
BH15 2JB
East Dorset

Service Details

Additional Information
The Accident and Emergency Department at Dorset County Hospital covers Dorchester and the west of Dorset. Patients should be registered with a Dorset GP, but out of area referrals are considered on case by case basis. If your condition is not thought to be life-threatening please dial 111 for advice on the most appropriate course of treatment. Patients who are able to bring themselves to the department will be asked some details about themselves and their medical condition/injury at reception. They will then be referred to the correct area within the department, triaged and treated as necessary.
Referral information
Professional, self-referral, GP Referrals, Paramedic conveyances and self-presenting with a limb injury.
Age Range Details
All ages.


Wheelchair accessible
Service located on the hospital's ground floor in the main block with direct access from Longfleet Road, and is fully accessible with lifts and disabled access.
Parking availability information
Disabled parking bays, parking nearby and drop-off/collection points.
Toilet facility information
Accessible toilets.
Other Facilities
Physical adaptations and hoist/changing bench.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities
All nursing staff have Child Safeguarding Level 2 training. Senior nursing staff and Nurse Practitioners have Child Safeguarding Level 3. All nursing staff have Paediatric Intermediate Life Support (PILS) training. Senior nursing have European Intermediate Life Support training. Contact the General Manager on 01202 665511 for more information and guidance.

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Address: Poole General Hospital  Longfleet Road  Poole  Dorset

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