Purbeck ward is part of the Musculoskeletal Directorate at Dorset County Hospital. The ward has 27 beds which are used to care for patients who have sustained traumatic injuries, often due to accidents.
Due to the pressure of bed occupancy in the hospital we also have patients who are under the care of doctors from other specialities such as Medicine, Surgery, Ear, Nose and Throat and Gynaecology.
The ward is located on Level 2 North Wing. When you enter the hospital by Entrance 1, take the stairs directly in front of you or use the lift situated to the right of stairs.
Purbeck is designed in bays (rooms with a small number of beds) arranged around a nurses station. We also have five single rooms. We look after both male and female patients, but the accommodation is arranged as single sex with separate toilet and washing facilities.
We are an extremely friendly team and everyone works extremely hard to ensure the very best patient care for all of our patients. We are passionate about change and often are undertaking new initiatives or working to improve certain areas of practice.