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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:                                                                         

MIU Opening times can be found here – 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:  currently closed due to the pandemic


Day Services:

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

Outpatient Clinics: as at March 2022:

  • AAA screening
  • Audiology
  • Cardiac Echo
  • Cardiac 24 hour ECG
  • Cardiology – Consultant
  • Cardiology – Physiologist
  • Child Health
  • Diabetes Clinic
  • Diabetic Eye Screening
  • ENT
  • General Surgery
  • Glaucoma Review
  • Gynaecology
  • Haematology
  • Heart Failure
  • Lewis Manning Breathlessness
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthoptics
  • Orthotics
  • Parkinson’s
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Purbeck Community Mental Health Team and older persons’ mental health
  • REACH addiction service
  • Respiratory Nursing Team
  • Respiratory Physio
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Rheumatology follow-up
  • Steps2Wellbeing
  • Stoma