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Staff outside South Walks House Outpatient Assessment Centre

New-look Outpatient Assessment Centre opens in the heart of Dorchester

Dorset County Hospital (DCH) has opened its newly refurbished Outpatient Assessment Centre at South Walks House in Dorchester. Click here to read more.

Staff with certificates

Dorset County Hospital celebrates apprentice achievements

21 February 2024Apprentices at Dorset County Hospital (DCH) have been recognised at a special new awards ceremony.DCH currently has 188 staff undertaking apprenticeships across a wide range of clinical and...

Dorset County Hospital’s maternity service survey results among the best in the region

Women giving birth at Dorset County Hospital (DCH) have praised the high standards of care they and their babies received. Click here to read more.

Dorset County Hospital Careers Fair

Interested in a career in the NHS? Join us for our Careers Fair on Saturday, 2 March! Find out more here.

Targeted Lung Health Check Service’s First Anniversary

Dorset County Hospital is celebrating after being named as a National Joint Registry (NJR) Quality Data Provider after successfully completing a national programme of local data audits.

Ward refurbishment to help reduce orthopaedic elective surgery waiting times at DCH

Ridgeway Ward is being transformed into dedicated space for people having elective orthopaedic surgery as part of a drive to reduce waiting times.


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.

Your Future Hospital

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

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