Dorset County Hospital Services To Operate 7 Days A Week
7:46am 26th November 2013
(Updated 7:47am 26th November 2013)
Patients at Dorset County Hospital will in the future be able to access the majority of services at weekends as well as during the week.
The Hospital's NHS Trust is one of 12 to be chosen by the National Medical Director to take part in the early roll out of the scheme.
Dorset County will aim to have consultants available 7 days a week.
There were over 70 expressions of interest for the Seven Day Services Improvement Programme from across the health and social care system. The successful bidders will become 'early adopters' and gain support from NHS Improving Quality.
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Chief Executive Jean O'Callaghan said: "We are delighted to have been chosen as an early adopter and look forward to being able to provide our patients with the same access to many services throughout the week."