Poole Hospital in general was a dream to work in for Foundation Training! F1s in particular are very protected and well-supported, the whole hospital incredibly friendly, and a very active Mess (during pre-covid times) that organises lots of events including Watersports Wednesdays where everyone heads down to the beach to do some kayaking/paddle boarding/wind-surfing.
Oncology as a department is fantastic - very friendly, lovely, approachable consultants who are keen to teach and happy to be called about their patients even when they are not on the wards. You often cross-cover with Haematology as well. There's departmental teaching weekly - which was very helpful considering the little amount that was taught on Oncology/Haematology in medical school - and they are keen to offer you a chance to sit in clinics/do some radiotherapy planning if you're interested.
Rota-wise you do 1 long-day a week and 1 in 6 weekend cover. The rota had previously had weeks of being severely understaffed and it was very difficult at times - but since then, they have hired lots of Trust Grades to fill the gap and it's been very much better-staffed.
Only downside to Poole would be the difficulty attending F2 teaching - usually find I can't escape the wards when it's busy.
Overall, would highly recommend Poole Hospital for Foundation training. I've had the best time and made amazing friends. The hospital is small, so everyone knows you by name, there's a real sense of community and the support from all staff has been fantastic - couldn't recommend it enough!