The impact of the pandemic will never be forgotten at Poole Hospital.
To support Covid-19 recovery in Dorset and to secure over 120 jobs in the healthcare sector, Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is investing over £2.28 million of government Local Growth Deal funding towards the creation of a new Histopathology Diagnostic Hub at the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Grants and donations totalling £170,000 have been received by The Poole Hospital Heroes Fund, which was set up to respond to the health and well-being needs of staff and patients during the Covid-19 pandemic.
An artist, who suffers from a rare neurological disorder, has donated one of her paintings to Poole Hospital.
Two cycling enthusiasts, Giancarlo Gambardella and close friend Darran Howard, set out from the Royal London Hospital today (Friday) to complete a 200km cycle ride to Poole Hospital.
The wearing of face coverings is on all our minds at the present time, and at Poole Hospital, Christine Clark, a local artist, has painted staff members in their masks to showcase the work of the oral and maxillofacial surgery team.
If you would like to support Poole Hospital Charity and children’s community services, you could buy a single by local singer/songwriter Krista Green.
Funds from a cabaret evening held in February, which raised £3,195.55 for Poole Hospital’s Alcohol Care and Treatment Services (ACTS), have been handed over at a ‘virtual’ cheque presentation.
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH) are set to merge in October under the umbrella of University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust – and people are invited to say how they would like to be treated.
Due to Covid-19, the majority of volunteers were temporarily stood down from the Royal Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole hospitals – but now they are being welcomed back as the hospitals are seeing an increase in outpatients as well as a return of visitors.