Royal Bournemouth Hospital

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Royal Bournemouth Hospital
Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Royal Bournemouth Hospital
Royal Bournemouth Hospital is located in Dorset
Royal Bournemouth Hospital
Shown in Dorset
LocationBournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
Coordinates50°44′52.4″N 1°49′18.71″W / 50.747889°N 1.8218639°W / 50.747889; -1.8218639Coordinates: 50°44′52.4″N 1°49′18.71″W / 50.747889°N 1.8218639°W / 50.747889; -1.8218639
Care systemPublic NHS
Hospital typeGeneral
Emergency departmentYes Accident & Emergency
Beds586 (Trustwide, Quarter 4, 2017)[1]
ListsHospitals in the United Kingdom

The Royal Bournemouth Hospital is an acute general hospital in Bournemouth, Dorset, UK. It is managed by the Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


The first phase of the hospital, which replaced the Royal Victoria Hospital,[a] opened in 1989.[3] A second phase of the hospital was opened by Princess Anne in 1992.[3] A Cardiac Intervention Unit was opened in April 2005 and the Derwent Hospital, a 28-bed unit previously operated as a private hospital, was purchased in 2007.[3][4]

Various acute services were transferred from Christchurch Hospital to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital in 2010.[5]


It has a 24-hour accident & emergency department.[6] It also provides district-wide services for vascular surgery and urology. Outpatient clinics are provided for oral surgery, paediatrics, plastic surgery, ENT (ears, nose and throat), cardiothoracic and neurology.[7]

It is also the home to a diabetic unit called BDEC, which treats and educates local patients diagnosed with the disease.[8]


A 12-minute film entitled Porters made by students from Newport Film School at the hospital in 2015, told the story of the hospital's porters. It won a number of awards and was added to the British Film Institute's national archives.[9]


The independent regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), rated the Royal Bournemouth Hospital as "Good" overall in March 2018.[10] The findings of the report are summarised in the table below:

Safe Effective Caring Responsive Well-led Overall
Urgent and emergency services Good Good Good Good Outstanding Good
Medical care Good Good Good Good Good Good
Surgery Good Good Good Good Good Good
Critical care Good Good Good Requires improvement Good Good
Maternity and gynaecology Good Good Good Good Outstanding Good
Services for children and young people Good Good Outstanding Good Good Good
End of life care Good Good Good Good Good Good
Outpatients and diagnostic imaging Good Not rated Good Good Good Good
'Overall' Good Good Good Good Outstanding Good


The hospital is located a short distance from the Wessex Way (A338) in Castle Lane East (A3060) in Bournemouth. It is served by bus routes operated by Wilts & Dorset and Yellow Buses. Bournemouth railway station is approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the hospital.[11]

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  1. ^ Sixteen of the original W. B. Simpson tile panels from the Royal Victoria Hospital may be found, mounted on the stairs of the hospital. The panels, which date from 1910, show nursery rhymes and fairy tales.[2]


  1. ^ "Bed Availability and Occupancy Data – Overnight". NHS England. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  2. ^ Boscombe Hospital, Shelley Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset
  3. ^ a b c "21 Achievements over 21 years" (PDF). Royal Bournemouth Hospital and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Welcome to the Derwent" (PDF). Royal Bournemouth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Hospital bosses blasted over Christchurch ward closure consultation". Bournemouth Echo. 9 December 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Accident And Emergency Department - Royal Bournemouth Hospital". Dorset Family Information Directory. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Hospital guide: The Royal Bournemouth Hospital". Dr Foster. 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2010.
  8. ^ BDEC
  9. ^ "Bournemouth RBH porters will go down in history as award-winning short film is added to BFI archive". Bournemouth Echo. 11 December 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  10. ^ "Royal Bournemouth Hospital Quality Report" (PDF). Care Quality Commission. p. 11.
  11. ^ "Welcome to The Royal Bournemouth Hospital" (PDF). NHS. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 October 2007. Retrieved 19 July 2010.

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