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Cancer Services at Poole hospital

The Dorset Cancer Centre is based at Poole Hospital and is the major specialist cancer treatment centre for adults in the county.


The centre provides a wide range of treatments including radiotherapy and chemotherapy for both common and rare cancers.

The treatment of children with cancer is undertaken in partnership with the paediatric oncology centre in Southampton and the children’s unit in Poole Hospital.

The treatment and care of people with cancer can often be complex, involving many different departments in the hospital.

Although the main treatment departments for cancer care are within the cancer centre building, patients will often attend other wards and departments for surgery, specific investigations or care.

The following care and support services are available at the Dorset Cancer Centre:


To find out information about specific types of cancer, treatments and sources of support that are available, please visit Macmillan Cancer Support.

Useful contact information, Poole Hospital

Reception: 0300 019 2538
Day care (chemotherapy): 0300 019 2656
Sandbanks ward: 0300 019 2390 and 0300 019 2392
Durlston ward: 0300 019 2288 and 0300 019 8427

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