Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester


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General Information

Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester is a busy, modern District General Hospital, run by the Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The hospital has approximately 400 beds and is the main provider of acute hospital services, including an accident and emergency department, to a population of around 210,000, living within Weymouth and Portland, West Dorset, North Dorset and Purbeck.

In addition, it also provides renal services for patients throughout Dorset and South Somerset; a total population of 850,000.

Dorset County Hospital, Williams Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 2JY

Tel: 01305 251 150

Index of wards and departments

Click on the index listing below to locate a specific ward or department on the map.

 Ward  Level  Wing  
 Level Wing
Abbotsbury Surgical Short Stay Unit 2 North   Audiology 0 South
Barnes Ward 3 South   Cafe (Terrace) 2 South
Day Lewis Ward 3 South   Cardiology Department 1 South
Easton Day Unit 2 East   Cash Office 1 North
Evershot Ward 2 East   Chapel 3 South
Fortuneswell Ward 2 North   Children's Outpatients Children's Centre
Hinton Ward 2 South   Clinical Neurophysiology 2 North
Ilchester Integrated Assessment Unit 2 South   Coronary Care Unit (CCU) 2 South
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
2 South   Day Surgery Unit 1 North
Kingfisher Paediatric Ward 2 East   Dental X-Ray 0
Lulworth Ward 2 North   Dermatology 1 North
Maternity Ward 1 East   Diabetes Centre Diabetes Centre
Maud Alexander Ward 2 South   Discharge Lounge 0
Moreton Ward 2 South   Education Centre 0 East
Prince of Wales ward 3 South   Emergency Department (ED) 1 South
Purbeck ward 2 North   Endoscopy 1 North
Ridgeway Ward 2 North   ENT Outpatients 0 South
Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) 1 East   Estates 1 North
Stroke Unit 3 South   Eye Department (Royal Eye Infirmary) 0 East
Surgical Admission Lounge 1 South   Fortuneswell Unit 2 North
        High Dependency Unit (HDU) 2 South
        Hydrotherapy 0
        ICT 3 North
        Inflammatory Bowel Disease Service 1 North
        Lymphaedema & Breast Care 1 North
        Maxillofacial Outpatients 0 South
        Medical Outpatients 1 South
        Medical Physics 2 North
        Mortuary Visitors 1 North
        MRI / CT 1 South
        Nebuliser Service 2 North
        Nuclear Medicine 1 South
        Orthodonitcs 0 East
        Orthopaedic Outpatients 1 South
        Pathology 3 North
        Patient Advice & Liason Service (PALS) 1 North
        Pharmacy 0 South
        Physiotherapy 1 South
        Pre-assessment Unit 1 South
        Rehabilitation 1 South
        Renal Dialysis Unit 0 South
        Respiratory Medicine 2 North
        Restaurant - Damers 2 North
        Rheumatology 1 South
        Shop & Cafe (Friends of DCH) 1 North
        Special Care Dentistry 1 North
        Supplies 1 North
        Surgical Outpatients 1 North
        Trust HQ Trust HQ
        Ultrasound - General 1 South
        Urodynamics 1 North
        Urology 1 North
        Women's Health Department 0 East
        X-Ray 1 South
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