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Move will deliver significant benefits for cardiology patients

Inpatient cardiology services will be centred on the Royal Bournemouth site from April 1.

This is part of the planned transformation of our hospitals to establish the major emergency hospital at Royal Bournemouth Hospital and planned care hospital at Poole Hospital and will provide significant benefits to patients. 

As part of these changes, patients with cardiac problems will be managed on the Royal Bournemouth site. Inpatients with heart issues at the Poole site will also be moved to RBH site to improve their care.

It is estimated that quicker access to treatment for patients currently admitted to Poole Hospital could save between 17 and 29 lives each year- particularly for patients with conditions such as heart attacks and electrical cardiac problems.

The Acute Cardiac Unit on the Poole site will be merged with the Bournemouth Coronary Care Unit. The support of cardiology services to the Poole Hospital site will continue with cardiology consultants still being based in Poole and many outpatient procedures continuing in Poole.

Commenting on the changes, Dr Jehangir Din, UHD cardiac consultant, said:

“These changes will deliver significant improvements to the patient experience, helping to save lives and reduce the risk of subsequent heart attack and stroke.

“We’re glad to retain a number of cardiology services on the Poole Hospital site, with continued consultant support”

Plans continue to establish the major emergency hospital at Royal Bournemouth Hospital, and planned care hospital at Poole Hospital, from spring 2025 - making the most of the new developments as they become available.

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