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Royal Bournemouth Hospital – investing in emergency care

Work is underway to create the new BEACH Building (Births, Emergency, And, Critical care, children's Health) on the Royal Bournemouth Hospital site.

The new facilities, described as a 'once in a generation opportunity', will include a new purpose-built maternity unit, purpose-built children's unit, enhanced emergency department and critical care unit, with capacity for up to 30 beds. As part of development plans, the multi-story car park will be enlarged and a new pathology hub built to provide laboratory services for the whole of Dorset. Environmental sustainability is central to these developments, and the Trust has committed £1m to support the provision of more sustainable and healthy travel options.

The total programme of works runs up to 2026 and forms part of the £250m transformation and development plans for our hospital sites.



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