Visiting sites and inpatient wards

You must not visit our hospitals if you have symptoms of COVID-19. Face coverings are no longer mandatory in Dorset HealthCare locations but face masks are available at all main entrances to our sites if you would like to wear one. Hand sanitising products are also available.
Patients may have two visitors. This doesn't have to be arranged in advance unless If the patient is receiving end of life care, more visitors are permitted but this also has to be discussed with the ward.

Hospital matrons and ward leads do have the discretion to support more visitors to visit where requested. We offer virtual visiting, where friends and family can arrange to speak with patients via a video call.

The visiting times for all of our hospitals are 2-4pm and 6-8pm, seven days a week, including bank holidays. You do not need to contact the hospital in advance to attend but, if you'd like to, you can contact the hospital directly.

Outpatient appointments

Prior to attending a site, please refer to your appointment letter or read the following guidance for specific details on visiting so you are COVID-19 safe. 

For further information about individual services, please review how our services are running or contact the service directly.

If you need information about Royal Bournemouth Hospital or Poole Hospital, visit the University Hospitals Dorset website.
If you need information about Dorset County Hospital, visit the Dorset County Hospital website.
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