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Emergency Department (A&E)

Childrens Assessment Unit (formally Elmwood [E1]) ward is part of the children's unit and specialises in caring for your younger patients who need to spend one or more nights in hopsital.

We offer a separate paediatric waiting room and a specifically decorated and equipped area to accommodate patients with dementia and learning disabilities.

Poole Hospital is the designated trauma unit for east Dorset.

Useful ward information:

The Emergency Department deals with genuine life-threatening emergencies, such as:

  • loss of consciousness
  • acute confused state and fits that are not stopping persistent
  • severe chest pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
  • severe allergic reactions
  • severe burns or scalds

Less severe injuries can be treated in urgent care centres or minor injuries units (MIUs). The Emergency Department is not an alternative to a GP appointment. If your GP practice is closed, you can call NHS 111, which will direct you to the best local service to treat your injury. Click here for local information about other services and departments.

Useful advice leaflets for common injuries and fractures.

The Emergency Department at Poole Hospital is committed to providing the best care possible to our patients. Our most recent CQC inspection at Poole Hospital reported that our Urgent & Emergency Services were 'Good'.

Contact telephone number:0300 019 2202

Visiting:Please see Trust Visitors Charter here

How to find us:The entrance to the Emergency Department (ED) is to the right of Poole Hospital's main reception entrance on Longfleet Road.

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