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​​Severe Weather Updates 2019

2 February 2019

Message for Staff, 9.30am
The Incident Coordination Centre (ICC) is now closed and the transport desk will be closing at 10am this morning (Saturday, 2 February). Please raise any issues with the site manager over the weekend in the usual way. Thank you everyone for all your help and support over the last few days, it has been a fantastic team effort keeping the hospital running during the severe weather :-)

1 February 2019

Message for Staff, 3.30pm
The transport desk will remain open for calls on 01305 255133 until 11pm tonight. It will open again at 6.30am tomorrow morning and run until 10am.

The Incident Coordination Centre (ICC) will close at 8pm tonight – please raise any issues with the site manager after this time through the usual overnight on-call arrangements.

1 February 2019

Message for Patients
We are running as many of our services as possible today so please come in for your scheduled appointment if you can travel to us safely unless you have heard directly from us. Please call us if you cannot make your appointment.​

Message for Staff​
The transport and accommodation desk will remain open throughout the day on 01305 255133.

31 January 2019​

Message for Patients

We have contingency plans in place for severe weather and are aiming to run as many of our services as possible tomorrow (1 February) as normal. Unless you have heard from us directly please come in for your scheduled appointment as planned if you can travel to us safely. Please give us as much notice as possible if you cannot make your appointment by calling the number on your letter.

Message for Visitors
Heavy snow is predicted for Dorchester from 5pm today so we are making preparations to cope with severe weather. We would ask anyone planning on visiting patients in hospital today to do so early in the day rather than waiting for the usual visiting hours. We would also ask anyone who is due to collect a patient being discharged today to do so as early as possible.

Message for Staff
Staff are asked to read the guidance issued via email and on the staff intranet under 'Staff Communications'​​ - 'Severe Weather Updates'. The transport desk will remain open until 11.30pm tonight (31 Jan) and will re-open at 6.30am tomorrow (1 Feb) on 01305 255133 to provide 4x4 transport for essential staff.

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