ROYAL BOURNEMOUTH & CHRISTCHURCH HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
Royal Bournemouth Hospital
The hospital which fully opened in 1992 is built on two levels and situated on a large ‘green field’ site close to the main roads linking up with the New Forest, Southampton, Salisbury, Winchester, Christchurch and Poole. Foundation status was achieved in April 2005. The bed complement is 609 in-patient beds, plus 12 ITU, 15 CCU and 139 Day Case beds.
Over the year 2016/2017 we cared for and treated:
259,047 outpatients (follow up) appointments
122,533 new outpatients
93,761 attendances in the Emergency Department
A district-wide strategic review has led to concentration of specialised services within particular provider units. Among the specialties at Bournemouth are:
The Dorset Heart Centre
Provides first class specialised adult cardiac services for a population of one million, including much of Dorset and parts of Wiltshire and Hampshire as well as general cardiology for the local population. Here at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, we are proud to provide first class regional cardiac services including coronary intervention and electrophysiology from a district hospital setting.
As well as joint replacements and revisions, the directorate carries out a comprehensive range of orthopaedic procedures, encompassing treatments for hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips, knees, ankles and feet with majority of patients treated as day cases at the Sandbourne Suite opened January 2010. This one of the largest hip and knee replacement centres in Europe, focusing exclusively on elective surgery, providing high quality comprehensive care for patients with painful bone and joint conditions.
This purpose built unit opened in April 2000 and includes 16 bed inpatient ward (including 3 paediatric beds) together with Eye Theatres, Outpatient Department which includes One Stop Cataract Clinic and Glaucoma Clinics. Almost 34,000 patients per year are seen in eye clinics and a further 10,500 benefited from urgent or emergency treatment. Surgeons in the Eye Unit perform around 3500 cataract operations every year, which comprises around 75% of the surgical workload.
The hospital is well equipped and has a new CT / MRI suite (4 scanners) 2 dedicated digital imaging labs for interventional radiology and state of the art PACs implementation In addition to the main Radiology department sited at the Royal Bournemouth hospital, there is also a busy imaging service located at Christchurch hospital.
Previously located on 2 sites, a new Stroke Unit, purpose built to combine the care of both acute and rehabilitation patients under one roof opened in November 2011. The new unit has capacity for up to 36 patients at any one time and around 700 stroke patients are expected to benefit from the new unit over the next 12 months.
There is a 24 hour Emergency Department with 94,000 attendances annually – facilities include emergency helicopter landing area. The main Trauma centre for the area is based at Poole Hospital.
Other specialties at Royal Bournemouth Hospital include vascular surgery, laparoscopic surgery, urology, endocrinology and metabolic medicine, thoracic medicine, GU/HIV medicine, haematology, histopathology, medical oncology and the Women’s Health Unit including breast surgery, gynaecology and a midwife-lead maternity unit.
Our Jigsaw Building was official opened by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal on Monday 21 March 2016. The multi-million pound centre houses state-of-the-art facilities for the treatment of cancer and blood disorders on the ground floor and the new Women’s Health Unit on the first floor.
A recent review of acute clinical services has recommended Royal Bournemouth Hospital as the major emergency centre for the county. This proposal is currently out to consultation.
Two miles from the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Christchurch Hospital is set in attractive grounds, which are listed as a conservation area. A range of outpatient services are delivered on site including those for the young disabled, Dermatology, and Rheumatology. The Trust’s Macmillan Unit for specialist palliative care is also located.