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Flooding at Dorset County Hospital

We are working very hard to repair and clean the areas of our Emergency Department (ED) that were affected by last night’s flood, which was caused by an internal leak

New discharge lounge building to be delivered next week

People coming to Dorset County Hospital next week are being advised to allow for extra time, as sections of the new modular discharge lounge will arrive on site from Monday (27 March).

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.

Maternity Service recognised for its high standards of care

Dorset County Hospital’s Maternity Service continues to provide high standards of care, according to the latest national survey results.


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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

You can find the latest coronavirus information and guidance here.

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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