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Forest Holme

Forest Holme provides specialist palliative care, looking after patients who require complex symptom management and end of life care.

Ward facilities include a patients and relatives lounge with a large Freeview TV, garden and conservatory. Each bed has its own flat screen TV and DVD player.

Find out more about Forest Holme by watching a short video here.

Useful ward information:

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

  • Mobiles can be used if kept on silent, with permission.
  • Flowers are not currently permitted
  • Facilities for carers or family members to stay may be available, please enquire.

Ward matrong:Gillian Morris

Contact telephone number:0300 019 8115


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

Location: Forest Holme is located on Seldown Road, a few minutes' walk away from the main Poole Hospital building. Our full address is:

Forest Holme
5 Seldown Road
BH15 1TS

Forest Holme has its own small car park but parking is very limited. We would ask you to be considerate of the needs of others, and to encourage friends to park in one of the nearby pay-and-display car parks at the hospital or the swimming pool, so that close family members can park on site.

Both the rail station and the bus station are within walking distance for the reasonably fit: allow about five minutes to walk up Seldown Lane if you are coming by bus and an extra five minutes if you are travelling by train.

The front door of Forest Holme is usually kept locked for security reasons so when you arrive please ring the door bell and someone will let you in.

For more information on our palliative care services please click here

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