Why choose Poole?


PH_028Poole Hospital enjoys a reputation for excellence in the provision of high quality and pioneering services across a range of clinical specialties.

These include:

  • National acclaim for our rapid access elderly care unit in recognition of its innovative model of multidisciplinary care and seven day working
  • One of a handful of nurse-led medical investigations unit staffed by skilled professionals with extended roles and responsibilities, for example prescribing blood products
  • Cancer care consistently rated by patients as among the best in the country
  • The first trust in the country to be awarded Practice Development Unit status for all services

Our unique philosophy, the Poole Approach, underpins our values both as a provider of care and an employer, and pledges that we will strive to always listen to our staff, patients and the public and give information that is relevant and accessible.

Poole Hospital continues to outperform other acute hospitals in England when it comes to staff attitudes towards their workplace, a recent report published this week shows.

Staff rated the hospital higher than the national average in seven of the 10 areas, including:

  • equality and diversity inclusion (9.3/10)
  • health and wellbeing (6.1/10)
  • quality of immediate managers (6.8/10)
  • morale (6.3/10)
  • staff engagement (7.1/10).

Debbie Fleming, joint chief executive, Poole Hospital and The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch hospitals, added, “I know our staff are ambitious for our patients, and strive to provide the best care and service possible at all times, and through the report have told us they want to do even better.”

Poole isn’t just a good place to work, it’s also a great place to live.

The town boasts a bustling quay, the best beaches in England and a stunning natural harbour. From Poole there is easy access to the Dorset countryside, renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty and the spectacular Jurassic Coast, ideal for sports and outdoor activities.

Our town centre location means that we are conveniently situated for public transport. The bus and mainline train stations are both within easy walking distance, as are the Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole Park and high street shops. And if you need an escape from all the culture, nightlife, restaurants and unspoilt natural beauty, London is just over two hours away by train, car or coach.