Coming Into Hospital
The coronavirus pandemic has meant that coming into hospital is now very different. Please wear a face covering if you can and follow guidance around social distancing and hand washing.
You do not have to wear a face covering if you can’t put on, wear or remove one because of a physical or mental illness, or impairment or disability, or if putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will cause you severe distress.
Click here for the latest coronavirus easy read resources.
Click here to read the latest coronavirus information and how it’s impacting services at Dorset County Hospital.
Click here to find out how to get to the hospital.
How to find the ward or department you need
If you go to main reception at the main entrance North Wing 1, there will be someone there who can help you find your way.
The telephone number for the hospital switchboard is 01305 25150.
Coming into hospital for treatment and care, or for an appointment, can be frightening, confusing and stressful.
We hope information in this section will provide all the information you need.
You can ask staff to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to help improve your hospital experience.
This could include things like:
- Help with communication
- If you get very scared
- If you need a quiet space to wait
Click here for more information on reasonable adjustments.
If you would like to talk to someone about your admission or appointment before you come in please contact:
- Jo Findlay (Learning Disability and Mental Capacity Act Advisor)
on 01305 253274
- The Patient Experience Team on 0800 7838058
They can put you in contact with the right department to help smooth your journey.