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A5 Avonbourne Ward

A5 Avonbourne is an acute medical ward specialising in general medical and elderly care.

Each bed has access to a phone and television, while the ward has a lounge area, including window seats offering views across Poole Park and to the Purbecks beyond.

Useful ward information:

  • Mobile phones may be used away from patient areas
  • Flowers are not permitted on the ward

Ward Matrons: Trudi Ellis, senior matron; Mark Valentine, matron

Sister: Annika Hazel 

Acute Physicians: Dr Hannah Smith, Dr Beejal Patel, Dr Craig Prescott & Dr Robin O'Gorman

Contact telephone number: 0300 019 2418

Visiting: Please see Trust Visitors Charter here

It is the nurse’s discretion when deciding how many visitors a patient may have.

We encourage families to nominate one person as the point of contact with the ward, to reduce the volume of calls we receive. We also ask that you avoid phoning the ward between 07.00 -11.00 am

Please do not visit if you have had any diarrhoea or sickness in the last 48 hours, or have cough/cold symptoms.

A5 Avonbourne ward is located in the Orange zone on the fifth floor.

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