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West Dorset Area Meetings

All are invited to the upcoming Dorset County Hospital West Dorset Area Meetings in Dorchester and Bridport.

These informal drop-in sessions are an opportunity to meet with Sarah Carney and Naomi Patterson, two of your local West Dorset Governors from Dorset County Hospital. There will be the opportunity to give your feedback on hospital matters, and to ask questions.

Part of our hospital Governors' role is to provide a link between the community and the hospital, and meeting with our Governors is a way for the public to let the hospital know the views of the local community.

Friday 26 October 2018
between 12.00pm and 2.00pm
Junction Hotel, Great Western Road, Dorchester, DT1 1UF

Tuesday 27 November 2018
between 10.30am and 12.30pm
Butterfly Café, Bridport Children's Centre, Skilling Hill Road, Bridport, DT6 5LA​

The sessions are open to hospital members and members of the public.  Tea and coffee will be available - there's no need to book, just come along!  Families are very welcome to attend.

For more information please call us on 01305 255419 or e-mail ​​

Members' Events

Thank you to all those members who attended our Talking about...Research and Innovation event on Monday 11 June.  Our next Talking about... event will be held in the autumn.

All members are welcome at our Talking about ... members’ events. Please do bring along friends and family who can join on the day. There will be the opportunity to meet other members, Governors and staff. These events are free and refreshments are available. For more information please call 01305 255419 or email

Hospital Open Day 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended the hospital Open Day on Saturday 13 October.  It was super to see so many of you there.  We hope you enjoyed the event.  If you have any feedback on the Open Day, please email your comments to and we will use your ideas to help us with the planning of the next event.

Annual Members’ Meeting and Annual General Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM/AMM on Tuesday 11 September.  You can click here to view the agenda and minutes from previous meetings are available below:

11 July 2017
19 September 2016
14 September 2015
15 September 2014
2 September 2013

Public Meetings

Meetings of the Council of Governors​​

Members and the public are welcome to attend the following Council of Governor meetings, held in the Seminar Room, Children’s Centre, Damers Road, Dorset County Hospital, from 2pm to 4.30pm:

Monday 26 February 2018

Monday 14 May 2018

Wednesday 29 August ​(this meeting replaces the previously advertised date of Monday 9 July 2018)

Monday 5 November 2018​​

Papers from previous Council of Governors meetings are available below:​

Monday 13 February 2017 
Monday 15 May 2017
Tuesday 11 July 2017​ 
Monday 6 November 2017​