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​​Patient Information Leaflets

Dorset County Hospital is currently working on a project to make all of its patient information leaflets available to view and download.  We apologise for not having many leaflets available, but it is our hope to have them posted as soon as possible.

If you have queries regarding the medical information contained in our leaflets, please speak to your GP, consultant or the department that has prepared the leaflet.  If you have feedback regarding the accuracy of the information contained in our leaflets, please email pals@dchft.nhs.uk.​

Finding Reliable Medical Information on the Internet

Many patients search the web for medical information, but finding sources that are accurate, up-to-date, and trustworthy can be difficult. To help you locate reliable medical information, the Dorset County Hospital Library has developed a leaflet called Finding Good Quality Health Information on the Internet, which lists several search tips and sources of health information.

The DCH Library is also able to help patients search for trustworthy medical information. In addition to assisting patients with internet searches, patients may also browse the library's medical journals and books (however, patients are not able to borrow them). Please visit the Library's Information for Patients webpage for more details. Please be advised that library staff are not able to provide medical advice.

Leaflets by Department:

Acute Hospital at Home

Acute Pain Service

Anaesthesia

Audiology

Breast Care

Cancer Services

Cardiology

Chaplaincy Service

Colorectal

Critical Care

Day Surgery

Dermatology

Diabetes

Diagnostic Imaging Department (X-ray, CT, MRI, and ultrasound)

Discharge

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

Easy Read

Emergency Department (A&E)

Endoscopy

Falls Prevention

Fertility Services

General Surgery

Genitourinary Medicine (GUM)

Hand Therapy

Histopathology

Hydrotherapy

Infection Control

Information Governance

Lymphoedema

Maternity

Nutrition and Dietetics

Occupational Therapy

Ophthalmology

Orthodontics

Orthopaedics

Orthotics

Paediatrics

Palliative Care

Pharmacy

Physiotherapy

Renal

Research

Respiratory Medicine

Resuscitation

Safeguarding Adults

Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)

Stroke Unit

Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU)

Tissue Viability

Transfusions

Trauma

Urology

Vascular Medicine

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) 
Women's Health Department