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Staff accommodation

Staff accommodation


Whether you need somewhere temporary to base yourself while on placement or something a little more permanent, we have a range of accommodation solutions to suit all needs.

Royal Bournemouth Hospital Accommodation Village

Our Accommodation Village, located at the back of the Royal Bournemouth Hospital site, contains 200 properties. These are generally flatshares made up of five bedrooms and a communal lounge and kitchen - ideal for getting to know a few friendly faces when you're new to the area.

What can you expect from a flatshare?

  • The rooms are single bed rooms
  • Plenty of built-in storage
  • Spacious, fully equipped kitchen
  • Fresh linen provided every week
  • High speed wifi
  • All bills included
  • Parking usually available
  • Prices start at £400 per month, per room

What's the area outside the hospital like?

Our immediate neighbours include a Tesco superstore and two fitness centres, complete with pools - The Littledown Centre and Village Hotel gym. We're a short stroll to Castlepoint Shopping Centre and Southbourne beach and we're well connected by bus to central Bournemouth, Poole, Ringwood and Salisbury.

Abbotsbury House

Abbotsbury House is a 34 bedded property located in stunning Southbourne - just 1.5km from the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, 3.7km from Christchurch Hospital and 1.3km to Southbourne's beautiful sandy beach. These rooms are generally reserved for medical staff joining us.

What can you expect from Abbotsbury House?

  • A range of room types
  • Plenty of built-in storage
  • Spacious, fully equipped kitchen
  • Fresh linen provided every week
  • High speed wifi
  • All bills included
  • Parking usually available
  • Prices start at £400 per month

As well as the shared flats, we have a number of one bedroom flats as well as two, three bed family houses.

What's the surrounding area like?

Southbourne offers a lovely high street, packed with local produce, cafes, bars and gift shops. It also boasts a blue flag beach, which stretches from Mudeford all the way round to Poole, offering beautiful views across the bay.

Abbotsbury House is located on a regular bus route into Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, as well as the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. It's also a two minute walk to Pokesdown train station, which offers services directly into London Waterloo as well as Southampton and Southampton airport.

Got a question about our accommodation? Get in touch - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call them on 0300 019 4478.

The accommodation booking form can be downloaded here.

Poole Hospital accommodation

We provide temporary accommodation to base yourself whilst on a placement or to support and help you to settle into the area and find a more permanent place of residence. There is a range of accommodation solutions to suit all needs.

Parkstone House

If Accommodation ranges from four/three/two-bedroom family flats (limited availability) to single occupancy en-suite bedsit rooms (213). All our properties come fully furnished - including bed linen and a towel - and have laundry facilities on site. All accommodation is furnished and maintained to a high standard. Accommodation is located close to Poole Hospital of which Parkstone House is located on the main site of the hospital.

What can you expect from a single occupancy ensuite bedsit room?

  • ensuite bathrooms
  • laundrette
  • wifi
  • residents' TV lounge
  • fabulous views from most rooms
  • charges inclusive of utility bills, contents insurance, council tax, cleaning of communal areas and maintenance service
  • friendly on site management team
  • accommodation seconds away from Poole Hospital
  • prices start at £446.71 per month

For further information please visit: https://www.sovereign.org.uk/keyworker-accommodation/poole

Relocating to join us?

Congratulations - you're about to move to one of the most beautiful parts of the UK, with the New Forest to the east and the Jurassic Coast and Purbecks to the west.

We're so pleased you've chosen to join our trust so let us help you settle into your new home.

If you're relocating from 40 miles away or more we may be able to help with your relocation expenses and/or use of our temporary accommodation.

If there's anything else we can help with, please get in touch. In the mean time, let us take this opportunity to say 'welcome to Dorset!'

Relocation assistance

If you're buying or selling a property as part of your move, or you're moving into a new rental property, we have news for you.We can support you with up to £13,000 of expenses if you're joining us from more than 40 miles away into a band five or above permanent position.If you're buying and selling property, we can help with the cost of:

  • local search fees, including environmental search, water and drainage fees
  • Land Registry search fees
  • Stamp Duty and the charge for your stamp duty land tax return
  • solicitor fees
  • removal and storage of furniture

If you're moving to a new rental, we can help with the cost of:

  • agency fees
  • moving furniture
  • furniture storage
  • travel expenses, including during your property search
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