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Gully’s Place


Across Dorset, there are around 400 infants, children and young people with a life-limiting or life-threatening illness.

The Gully’s Place service has been developed to support children and young people with life-limiting conditions from the point of diagnosis, providing care in the hospital, at home and within the community.

Gully’s Place Suites

Gully’s Place Suites provide families with a private place within a hospital setting, with the reassurance and comfort of having expert care at hand.

There are currently two Gully’s Place Suites, one which opened at Poole Hospital in 2010 and another at Dorset County Hospital in 2016. Located on the children’s wards, the suites provide home from home accommodation for families.     

Children with complex needs, life-limiting illness, life-threatening illness or palliative care needs, can be together with their families during their stay.

The suites also provide a place of privacy and dignity for end of life care and newly bereaved families.

In addition to the suites located at Poole Hospital and Dorset County Hospital, Gully’s Place also provides resources, equipment and services to support children with life-limiting or life-threatening illness and provides long-term support for bereaved families.

The charity supports the Gully’s Place service through the provision of:

  • Gully’s Place Suites at Poole Hospital and Dorset County Hospital
  • Specialised medical and therapy equipment
  • Step down care from hospital to home
  • Resource materials and memory making keepsakes for families
  • Support for families who choose end of life care at home
  • Bereavement support groups
  • Memorial and  social events for families
  • Gully’s Place Beach Hut Retreat at Sandbanks

You can support Gully’s Place today by:

  • Making an online donation below
  • Calling us on 0300 019 4060/ 8449 and making your donation over the phone
  • Sending in a cheque made payable to ‘University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity‘ to one of our Freepost addresses:

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity,
Gully’s Place,
The Royal Bournemouth Hospital,
Castle Lane East,

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity,
Gully’s Place,
Poole Hospital,
Longfleet Road,
BH15 2JB

If total funds raised are insufficient or exceed the target then they will be used to support University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity on alternative projects and appeals that are needed most.