Bournemouth and Christchurch
Our hospitals provide healthcare that requires specialist skills and knowledge not available in general practice or in the community:
- Emergency care – accident and emergency (A&E) departments, and emergency admissions to hospital
- Planned and specialist care for example outpatients, diagnostic tests and planned (or elective) surgery
- Maternity (including obstetric) care and paediatrics (children’s care)
Some residents of Dorset use hospital services in neighbouring areas, especially Salisbury and Yeovil hospitals, and each year a small number of patients receive more specialist services at Southampton, Bristol, Exeter and centres further afield.