University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust has a major transformation and development plan for its hospital sites. This includes developing the Royal Bournemouth Hospital as the major emergency care centre for east Dorset, including a new emergency department; maternity and children’s unit; critical care unit and a purpose-designed pathology hub providing a modern, flexible testing capacity.

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Poole Hospital will become the area’s major planned care hospital with a new state-of-the-art theatre complex; urgent treatment centre; expanded day case surgery; enhanced outpatient, cancer and diagnostic services as well as an innovative new community hub.

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At Christchurch Hospital there are ambitious plans to support the ongoing treatment of its patients, including new charity funded Macmillan Unit as well as options to create a senior living community, with affordable shared ownership housing.

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