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University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Travelling to our hospitals


Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Poole Hospital

Christchurch Hospital


Our trust is committed to encouraging greener transport and recommends that you consider public transport as your first option where possible, especially as it is often less affected by congestion.

Chargeable car parking is available but, as at most UK hospitals, they can be very busy at peak times.

The Royal Bournemouth Hospital in particular can suffer severe congestion, particularly at peak times such as early evening, so please allow extra time for your journey. Other free options can also be considered including:

  • The patient transport service (free but subject to eligibility)
  • Hospital car share (taxi) service
  • Volunteer car services

We also encourage the public and our staff to cycle to our hospitals where possible and we have a number of secure bike hoops and stands.

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