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A4 Arne Ward

A4 Arne is an acute general medical ward specialising in respiratory and endocrine medicine.

The ward provides care for patients with respiratory conditions including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, as well as many other medical conditions. We provide non-invasive ventilation to patients suffering from type II respiratory failure.

The Ward overlooks Poole Park and the harbour beyond.

Useful ward information:

  • Bedside telephones and televisions are available
  • Mobile phones may be used with consideration for other patients and staff

Visiting: Please see Trust Visitors Charter here

Please do not visit if you have had any diarrhoea or sickness in the last 72 hours, or have cough/cold symptoms.

We would appreciate you participating in the governments rapid lateral flow testing programme. Tests can be ordered at: maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk

Phone numbers: 0300 019 2284

Acute Physicians: Dr Simon Crowther, Dr Ravi Punwani, Dr Chris Davies, Dr Lucy Rigge and Dr Victoria Wells

Discharge home information: Patients are advised on the consultant ward round of future plans or investigations. An immediate discharge summary is given to patients on discharge as written confirmation of all details. Prior to discharge, a member of the team will check and explain all medications to be taken with the patient.

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