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Gully’s Place

Gully’s Place is a purpose-designed space, located in the children’s ward (Kingfisher Ward) at Dorset County Hospital.

It has two bedrooms, a lounge area and private tea and coffee making facilities, and a separate toilet.

The aim of the suite is to provide privacy and dignity for our patients and their families, and it is used in the following situations:

  • for patients requiring palliative and end-of-life care alongside memory making
  • in cases where there has been a sudden death of a child or young person in the community, emergency department or on the children’s unit, the child is brought to Gully’s Place. This provides a comfortable and appropriate environment for the family to be with their child and provide privacy in coroner’s cases, where police interviews may be necessary
  • as a transition to home area for children with complex health needs

This is the model also used within University Hospital Dorset.