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We offer a virtual inpatient visiting service where electronic tablets are given to patients so they can have video contact with relatives and friends.
Access to patients is by appointment – you can't just phone up.
To arrange a virtual visit, please get in touch with the ward your friend or relative is on.
Ward staff may also contact relatives, after consultation with a patient, to arrange a call.
Once you're meeting has been scheduled, please find out how virtual visiting works below.
Victoria Hospital (Wimborne)
Westminster Hospital (Shaftesbury)
Yeatman Hospital (Sherborne)
St Ann's Hospital
In the waiting room
The system is completely confidential and secure. The calls cannot be accessed by anyone else except for any clinical staff who may be required to help a patient answer the call.
Video calls over a Wi-Fi connection are free (as part of your normal internet plan). If you make a video call using mobile data, you may be charged extra by your provider if you go over your data allowance. You won’t be using data whilst in the waiting room, only when you connect.