Trauma and orthopaedics


Develop your nursing career at Poole Hospital

Trauma and orthopaedics at Poole Hospital is a busy and rewarding area to work, with a strong multi-professional team approach to delivering great patient care.

We’re among the busiest trauma units in the country for fractured hips, seeing around 1,000 every year. As the area’s current designated trauma unit, our patients with long bone, spinal or soft tissue injuries are many and varied, providing excellent opportunities to develop your skills in a supported and encouraging environment.

Innovation and forward-thinking mean that many of our patients can be discharged directly home thanks to ward-based therapists and a dedicated orthogeriatric team.

There’s never been a better time to join us as we develop and design the future of trauma services for east Dorset.

Every one of our 150 staff in the trauma service receives an annual appraisal, in which we work to identify individual development and any training needs. This is supported by our own education and training team. There are also opportunities for continual professional development units with our local universities.

We welcome registered nurses with little or no trauma experience to graduate from novice to expert in the trauma field through an in-house training programme which has a specialist trauma content. This enables our staff to gain the knowledge and skills to confidently care for our patients.

We also support student nurses through their Diploma in Higher Education in partnership with Bournemouth University.

If you would like an informal chat about the opportunities available in trauma here at Poole Hospital, my contact details are:

Belinda Hewett – Matron, Trauma and Orthopaedics

Contact: Belinda.Hewett@poole.nhs.uk, telephone 01202 442701

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