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​Barnes Ward

Barnes Ward at Dorset County Hospital is a 29–bedded acute medical ward for elderly people. We have both male and female patients, but accommodation is arranged as single-sex bays with separate toilet and washing facilities.

All staff wear name badges and will introduce themselves. You will have a named nurse who takes responsibility for your nursing care during your stay.

Our philosophy

To provide care and treatment to promote health, alleviate suffering and aim to improve quality of life. We try to ensure that all patients have equal access to health care, based on their needs. Patients and their family and friends will be treated with dignity, respect, honesty and compassion.

We welcome any comments or suggestions you may have about the ward or the care we provide.


Visiting Hours: 12pm - 8pm 

If you are with the doctor or receiving treatment your visitors may be asked to wait. Patients’ pets are welcome.

Other information

Nurse in charge: Sister Debbie Baxter

Direct line: 01305 255213 or through main switchboard on 01305 251150