Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital established in 1989 which is located in a short distance from the Wessex Way (A338) in Castle Lane East (A3060) in Bournemouth, UK. It replaced the Royal Victoria Hospital, Shelley Rd, Boscombe which was then demolished in 1993. The panels, which date from 1910, show nursery rhymes and fairy tales.
Hospital has various departments Accident and emergency services, Allergy services in hospital, Cardiology, Colorectal cancer services, Children's & Adolescent Services, Dentistry and Orthodontics, Dermatology, Diabetic Medicine, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Diagnostic Pathology, Emergency Abdominal Surgery, Endocrine and thyroid surgery, Endocrinology and Metabolic Medicine, Eye - accident and emergency services, Ear, Nose & Throat, Gastrointestinal cancer services, Gynaecology, Gastrointestinal and Liver services , General Medicine , General Surgery, Geriatric Medicine , Haematology, Maternity services, Neurology , Occupational therapy services , Older people's services, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology , Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation, Respiratory Medicine, Rheumatology, Stop smoking services, Stroke services, Surgery - Breast, Urology and Vascular surgery.
It is three-star trust since 2003, gaining Foundation Trust status, and was rated 'excellent' for low MRSA infection and inpatient waiting times by the Healthcare Commission in 2005. Over 95 per cent of our outpatients rated us 'good to excellent' in a national survey by the Healthcare Commission offering full range of patient-focused services, including the Dorset Heart Centre and one of the UK's largest orthopaedic hip and knee replacement centres.
It has a 24-hour accident & emergency department, which sees around 60,000 patients a year, and a large day treatment centre and day surgery unit. A purpose built 18-bed ophthalmic unit is located on site as well as a cardiology unit and an orthopaedic unit providing hip and knee replacements. It 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.