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University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Older Persons Assessment Unit (OPAU)

OPAU is a 50 bed acute admissions unit; assessing, treating and caring for the complex and holistic needs of our frail patients. We are a 24/7 service, admitting directly from the Emergency Department or via GP referral.

  • Royal Bournemouth hospital
  • East wing, first floor: View map

Our team

Clinical Leaders; Emma Hardy, Sophie Gogan, Timothy james and Hayley Mackrell-Bailey

Matrons: Michelle Richards and Ann Brown

Visiting times

Visiting times are between 14:00 until 20:00. Visiting outside these hours to be agreed with the nurse in charge

Contact us

Ward Clerks/ reception: 0300 019 5859 | 0300 019 4081

Discharge:0300 019 5659  

Our performance

If you would like to see how we are performing as a ward, you can do so here.

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