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West Dorset Area Meetings

Thank you to everyone who came along to the first West Dorset Area Meetings in Dorchester and Bridport.  Our next sessions will be:

Bridport: Wednesday 3 April between 10am and 12pm
Coffee#1, 35 East Street, Bridport, DT6 3JX

Dorchester: Wednesday 10 April between 2pm and 4pm
Coffee#1, 31 South Street, Dorchester, DT1 1DD

Drop in to Coffee#1 for a chat with Sarah Carney and Naomi Patterson, two of your local West Dorset governors from Dorset County Hospital.

As well as the opportunity to give your feedback on hospital matters and to ask questions, Sarah and Naomi are keen to hear about what matters most to you as a patient?

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

Members' Events

Thank you to all those members who attended our Talking in 2018.  Our next event will be:

Talking about… the Digital Patient Record
Tuesday 21 May 2019
10.30am to 11.30am
Children’s Centre Seminar Room 

Come and hear from members of the Digital Patient Record team. Find out how your information is stored by the hospital and how technological advances are enabling our staff to move away from paper health records and towards digital solutions. There is no need to book for this talk, please just come along. Refreshments will be available in the Seminar Room from 10.15am.​

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​

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 11 February 2019 - due to a technical issue, we are currently unable to upload these papers. We are working to resolve the problem.  If you would like a set of the papers, please email​   

Monday 13 May 2019

Monday 2 September 2019

Monday 11 November 2019

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

Monday 26 February 2018

Monday 14 May 2018

Wednesday 29 August 

Monday 5 November 2018​​​​

Monday 13 February 2017 

Monday 15 May 2017

Tuesday 11 July 2017​ 

Monday 6 November 2017​​​

Annual Members’ Meeting and Annual General Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM/AMM on Tuesday 11 September 2018.  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​​