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Getting Here

​We are committed to green transport and recommend that you consider public transport as your first option to get to hospital. Chargeable car parking is available but, as at most hospitals, can be very busy at peak times.

Free hot drink! Come to Dorset County Hospital on public transport (bus or train) and we'll give you a free hot beverage to say thank you for choosing a green travel option. Produce your ticket at Damers Restaurant or the Terrace Cafe to claim your free drink.​

Site maps

Click here for a map of the hospital site

Click here for a map of each level of the hospital

Location map

This map shows directions to Dorset County Hospital from major regional towns and cities. Our address is:

Dorset County Hospital
Williams Avenue


Travel Information and Parking

Travelling by Car
Car parking is signposted as you turn into the hospital grounds. Pay and display is in operation. Parking for disabled badge holders is free (subject to a maximum 12 hour stay) and located close to all hospital entrances. Parking concessions are available in special circumstances, please speak to the ward or department concerned.

Parking Charges
Up to 1 hour £1.70

Up to 2 hours £2.60
Up to 3 hours £3.70
Up to 4 hours £4.50
Over 4 hours £7.00​

Travelling by Bus
There are regular local buses to Dorset County Hospital. For the latest timetable details you can call the Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visit

Travelling by Train
The Dorchester South and West train stations are a short distance from the hospital. You can call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 for details or visit