Visiting suspended at Dorset County Hospital

Visiting suspended at Dorset County Hospital

Published by Maria Greenwood at 7:18am 30th March 2020. (Updated at 10:59am 30th March 2020)

Dorset County Hospital's suspended general visiting until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak.

There are some exceptions in place, where one visitor will be allowed in.

They are if:

  • The patient you wish to visit is receiving end-of-life care.
  • You are the birthing partner accompanying a woman in labour.
  • You are a parent or appropriate adult visiting your child.

The advise is to contact the ward or department in advance to discuss appropriate arrangements.

Dorset County Hospital Entrance

A statement on the hospital's website reads:

"Your health, safety and wellbeing, that of our patients, communities and individuals and teams across the organisation remain our absolute priority.

"Please find other ways of keeping in touch with your loved ones in hospital, like phone and video calls."