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What Services does the Hospital offer?

Stanley Purser Ward:

Stanley Purser Ward is a 15 bed, nurse led unit providing care for local people who may require rehabilitation, palliative or terminal care, treatment of medical conditions and day care treatments. Patients are admitted from general hospitals and via local general practitioners, district nurses or visiting consultants.

Care is provided by a multi-professional team which includes Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Services, Community Nursing, Dietician, Speech & Language therapist and other appropriate professionals, along with medical support from a local GP and fortnightly visits by a Consultant.

The ward staff provide excellent standards of care whilst ensuring the privacy and dignity of patients.

If you (or a relative) are an inpatient at Poole, Bournemouth or Dorchester hospital it is always worth asking the staff there if you can transfer to Swanage to continue your care.

Minor Injuries Unit:                                                                          Tel: 01929 475009

The Minor Injuries Unit is open between 8am and 8pm every day of the year and is nurse led.

The types of injuries that can be seen include:

  • Limb injuries (from sprains, strains to fractures)
  • Head injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Wounds (including suturing if required)Foreign bodies (e.g. fish hooks, splinters)

Other things that are seen include:

  • Insect bites / stings
  • Eye infections
  • Emergency contraception

If you are in any doubt as to whether you can be treated in Minor Injuries then contact them, or turn up.  In the vast majority of cases the nurses will be able to treat you with no need for referral to a GP or Poole A&E.

Day Surgery Unit:

The Day Surgery Unit is open Monday to Friday and accepts referrals from Consultants and GPs.  A range of investigative procedures, day case surgery and minor procedures is offered in the unit.

  • Bowel screening
  • Endoscopies
  • General Surgery
  • General Surgery – Minor Ops
  • GP Minor ops
  • Gynaecology
  • Musculoskeletal Service (Epidurals)
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Podiatry Nail Surgery
  • Urology (Cystoscopies)

Day Services:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • X-ray and Ultra Sound

Outpatient Services:

  • Audiology
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiac Echo
  • Cardiology – Nurse led heart monitor BP and 24hr monitoring
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Eye Screening
  • Dietitian
  • Elderly Medicine
  • ENT
  • Footcare
  • General Surgery
  • Glaucoma Review
  • Gynaecology
  • Haematology
  • Heart failure
  • Leg ulcer clinic
  • Musculoskeletal Service
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Orthoptics
  • Orthotics
  • Paediatrics
  • Parkinson’s Nurse Led
  • Phlebotomy
  • Podiatry
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Rheumatology follow-up
  • Slit lamp biomicroscopy
  • Stoma Clinic
  • Urology