Bridport Hospital opens new-look inpatient ward

Bridport Hospital opens new-look inpatient ward

Published by Maria Greenwood at 11:59am 4th February 2020.

Patients at Bridport Hospital are being promised high quality care from a new-look inpatient ward.

Colmer's Ward has now been officially opened with improved facilities - especially for those with dementia or disabilities and people who need end of life care.

Bridport has already received national Gold Standard Framework accreditation for its end-of-life care.

There are also ensuite facilities for relatives and carers, so they are able to support their loves ones in their final days.

The Mayor of Bridport and the Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset with a view of Colmer's Hill in the background
The Mayor of Bridport and the Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset with a view of Colmer's Hill in the background

Matron Ellen Holmes said: 

“The refurbishment is a major commitment to providing high quality care for local people at Bridport Hospital for many years to come. 

“We are very proud of the range of services we provide at Bridport Hospital for local people and the dedicated work of our teams to support them at home wherever possible.  

“However, there are times when a hospital stay is necessary.

“With our patients having an average age of 86, we want to ensure we can provide the highest quality care in an environment that supports their recovery and rehabilitation.  

“The new ward will offer an improved experience to our patients, their carers and for our staff.”

A demo of the Tovertafel ‘magic table’ funded by Bridport Hospital's League of Friends
A demo of the Tovertafel ‘magic table’ funded by Bridport Hospital's League of Friends

Named after Colmers Hill - the ward replaces Langdon and Ryeberry wards.