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Construction works by North Wing 1 and South Wing 1 entrances - 12-16 June

Pedestrian and vehicle access to the South Wing 1 and North Wing 1 entrance areas will temporarily be disrupted this week as part of the Ridgeway Ward refurbishment. Click here to read more.

Industrial action guidance

Our junior doctors are vital for patient care and the running of our hospitals. During their industrial action, some medically-led activity will be postponed to ensure that we can provide safe emergency and inpatient care. Click here to read more.

Infection Prevention and Control

Please help us protect our patients and minimise the spread of infection. Do not visit the hospital if you have diarrhoea or vomiting until you have been clear of symptoms for 48 hours (two days).

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DCH temporary helipad site receives £13,500 for new lights

Air ambulances will find it easier to land at night in Dorchester, thanks to new and improved lighting from the HELP Appeal - the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital helipads. Click here 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.

Staff by the new beside the new CT Scanner at Weymouth Community Hospital.

DCH opens new CT scanner suite at Weymouth Community Hospital

Dorset County Hospital (DCH) has opened a new CT scanner suite in Weymouth as part of a national drive to offer tests closer to home and help shorten waiting lists. Click to read more.

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