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Consultants and junior doctors' industrial action in September and October

Consultants and junior doctors across the country are taking industrial action during September and October 2023. The dates affected are:19 and 20 September – NHS consultants20, 21 and 22 September –...

New Discharge Lounge opens to Dorset County Hospital patients

Our new Discharge Lounge for patients who are ready to leave hospital has now opened. Click here to read more.

View the latest plans for new Emergency Department and Critical Care Unit

Following outline planning permission being granted in January 2023, the latest designs for Dorset County Hospital's new Emergency Department and Critical Care Unit have now been submitted to Dorset Council. Click to read more.

Dorset County Hospital secures £2million to improve its discharge facilities

Dorset County Hospital (DCH) has secured £2millon to help free up hospital beds by creating a new, larger discharge lounge facility. DCH submitted a bid to NHS England after the Government announced an additional £50million in capital funding to expand hospital discharge lounges and ambulance hubs.

Dorset County Hospital receives £2million donation for a new helipad

Plans to build a new helipad at Dorset County Hospital (DCH) have taken a major step forward thanks to a £2million pledge from the HELP Appeal – the only charity in the country that funds NHS hospital helipads. Click to read more.


Patient Discharge Information

We are asking patients’ families to help us get their loved ones home as quickly as possible by providing a little support to allow this to happen, so our inpatient beds are available for those who need them most for urgent care. Click to read more.

Trainee Nursing Associates

We are looking to recruit Trainee Nursing Associates! This two-year apprenticeship programme is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the Dorset Integrated Care System. Apply here!

Your Future Hospital

Work to extend and improve our hospital facilities is now underway. Find out more about our plans here.

Join us for our Annual General Meeting and Annual Members’ Meeting

Our next Annual General Meeting and Annual Members' Meeting will be held on Tuesday 26 September in the Education Centre at Dorset County Hospital.The event, which will also be live...

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