Bournemouth

Hospital name (approx size)The Royal Bournemouth Hospital (700 beds)
EmployerUniversity Hospitals Dorset
Best person to contactGemma Mantell (Foundation Programme Coordinator)
gemma.mantell@uhd.nhs.uk
0300 019 4988
24-hour library access with computer/IT facilitiesYes
Staff restaurant or similar where you can get food at nightNo
On site accommodationYes
Type of accommodationCombination of shared houses and shared flats
Monthly cost of accommodation£425-450
Bills includedYes
Average monthly cost of renting flat near hospital£450-750 per person
Onsite parkingYes
Monthly cost of parking£30 officially, but has been free for >1 year and likely to continue 
Doctors mess organises regular social eventsYes
Description of town/locationBournemouth is a great city – we have one of the best beaches on the South coast and is used throughout the year, but come Summer time most of the social events are beach orientated! Also a great place to live with smaller towns/areas like Westbourne, Southbourne, Ashley Cross within the city being very popular places for all the F1/F2s to live and easily commutable to the hospital by bike/car. City centre has lots going on and plenty of nightlife/restaurants to keep you entertained. Also, really near to the New Forrest, ideal for walking/cycling and country pub trips. 
Top 3 things about working here1. Very friendly and active doctors mess with lots of socials
2. Very supportive seniors and postgraduate team
3. Wide range of specialties in a big DGH, with good clinical exposure
Last updateFeb 2022 by Liam Evans, Foundation Doctor Rep