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Acute Paediatrics Service - Poole Hospital NHS

Acute Paediatrics Service - Poole Hospital NHS logo

The Children's Unit cares for children and young people from 0 to 18 years, providing comprehensive nursing care for children with medical and surgical needs and orthopaedic conditions. We provide an integrated service for children and families across East Dorset and Bournemouth, offering expert paediatric treatment and assessment for children referred via the Emergency Departments at both Bournemouth and Poole Hospitals, General Practitioners (GPs), Midwifery and Out of Hours Services.

Neonatal care is provided for babies born at Poole and Bournemouth Maternity Units and referrals are accepted from neighbouring districts needing intensive, high dependency or special care.

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Venue/Contact Details
Poole Hospital
Longfleet Road
BH15 2JB
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
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Times and Costs
Opening times:
Available 24 hour a day, 7 days per week.
Further opening details:
  • Evening
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
This is a free service.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 0 years to 18 years
Eligibility criteria:
The child health department provides a service for children and families across East Dorset from a central base at Poole Hospital.
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The ward also offers an education, play and sensory room, which has gentle lighting, a calm atmosphere and bubble tubes that can benefit all children and are enjoyed by everyone.

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