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Dorset County Hospital

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

You can find the latest information about the impact of coronavirus on hospital services, visiting guidance and Dorset's vaccination programme here.

DCH ranked as one of the top 10 in the country for emergency care

Dorset County Hospital has been ranked as one of the top 10 in the country for emergency care following an Urgency and Emergency Care Survey.

New ultrasound machine will further improve patient care at DCH

We're so grateful to Friends of Dorset County Hospital who have raised an incredible £20,000 to purchase a new ultrasound machine for the Rheumatology Department. Read more here.

Artist impression of the new Emergency Department entrance with more ambulance bays and easier access

Emergency Department refurbishment works underway

We are refurbishing our current ED in preparation for longer-term plans to expand and transform both ED and the Intensive Care Unit. Read more here.

Outpatient Assessment Centre opens at South Walks House

Dorset health organisations are delighted to have opened the new temporary Outpatient Assessment Centre at South Walks House in Dorchester to patients. Read more here.

Hospital Development Plans

Work to extend and improve our facilities is underway. Find out more about what your future hospital will look like.

Dorset County Hospital

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