Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Dorset Epilepsy Service

The Dorset Epilepsy Service is a county-wide service which aims to provide support and education for people in the county who have epilepsy - estimated to be up to 7,500 people.

The service provides clinics across the county, including 'first seizure' clinics for the 375 people newly diagnosed with epilepsy locally each year. Care is provided by a team of expert staff, including a consultant neurologist and two specialist epilepsy nurses.

The team are based at Poole Hospital but work across the county to provide support in clinics and community settings. They also work closely with GPs and community-based teams to ensure adequate support for the long-term care of people with epilepsy.

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Venue/Contact Details
Dorset Epilepsy Service
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Eddie Hawker Wing, D Block
Longfleet Road
BH15 2JB
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Please visit our website for more information.
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Evening
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
This is a free service.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
Booking Information:
Contact via the telephone
Referral process:
  • Referrals need to be made by GP directly to Dr R Page (Consultant Neurologist) at Poole Hospital NHS Trust. We accept referrals for patients aged 16 years upwards provided that they have left full time education. Telephone advice line open to anyone.
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