Bridport Community Hospital

COVID-19 UPDATE: In line with new Government restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), from Thursday, 5 November, we are no longer allowing visitors into our hospitals and inpatient units.
A small number of exceptions will apply – for people visiting their child or those who wish to spend time with a loved one nearing the end of life. However, no more than one visitor per patient will be allowed. Please contact the hospital or inpatient ward for more details.
We understand these restrictions are very difficult, but are necessary to slow the spread of the virus and keep people safe. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
We are offering a virtual inpatient visiting service where electronic tablets are given to patients to keep in contact with relatives and friends via video.
Outpatient appointments are via video call but a face-to-face appointment will be arranged if required. The NHS e-referral service is open for booking. For further information please review how our services are running or contact the service directly.
If attending a face-to-face appointment, we would recommend you come alone unless it is with a child or someone that needs additional support. Please refer to your appointment letter for specific details on visiting so you are COVID-19 safe and also review our general guidance.

Bridport Community Hospital opened its doors to patients in 1996 and since that date a comprehensive range of services has been added to enhance the lives of people living in Bridport and the surrounding area enabling them to be treated closer to home.

We provide specialties in out-patients and day surgery, audiology, elderly care, gynaecology and obstetrics, ophthalmology, paediatrics, ultrasound and X-Ray alongside physiotherapy, occupational therapy and the mental health team. We also have social services, learning disabilities and the district nursing team based at the hospital.

The busy Minor Injuries Unit is nurse-led and offers a variety of services and treatments for minor ailments and minor injuries.

Bridport Hospital has one 24-bedded ward – Colmers – caring predominantly for patients over 65 for rehabilitation, as well as end for palliative and end of  life care.

The Bridport Hub brings together health and social care, local GPs and community services. This model is being replicated in other areas and is seen as innovative nationally.

Bridport Hospital would not be able to provide many of the above services without the support of the Bridport Hospital League of Friends. Over the years they have purchased specialist equipment for departments and continue to provide help for patients as well as run the busy League of Friends Coffee Shop in the hospital foyer.

Bridport Community Hospital League of Friends

Our activities supplement the service given by Bridport Community Hospital for patients and staff by provision of facilities and equipment which fall outside the NHS funding priorities. To raise funds and receive gifts, donations and legacies. To recruit voluntary workers for the coffee shop and trolley service to the wards.
Website: http://www.bchlof.org/home

Address

Hospital Lane
Bridport
DT6 5DR

Reception

01308 422371

Matron

Ellen Holmes

Locations

Anti-Coagulation (Bridport - Bridport Community Hospital)

N/A
N/A
Hospital Lane,
North Allington,
Bridport,
DT6 5DR

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Appointment only


Colmers Ward (Bridport - Bridport Community Hospital)

01308 426261
N/A
Hospital Lane,
North Allington,
DT6 5DR

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Normal visiting hours: from 3-4:30pm and 6-7:30pm  - NO VISITING CURRETLY EXCEPT FOR END OF LIFE – BY ARRANGEMENT WITH WARD

 

Community Matrons (Bridport - Bridport Community Hospital)

Hospital Lane,
North Allington,
DT6 5DR

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Working hours: Monday to Friday from 08.30 to 16.30

Referral via GP, Health & Social care professionals

Community Mental Health Team - Adult (Bridport - Bridport Community Hospital)

Hospital Lane,
North Allington,
Bridport,
DT6 5DR

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00, closed weekends and Public Holidays

Community Mental Health Team - Older People (Bridport - Bridport Community Hospital)

01308 426281
N/A
Hospital Lane,
North Allington,
Bridport,
DT6 5DR

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours: 09:00 - 17:00 Monday - Friday

The OPMH (Older person mental health) team are based in the Bridport Hospital within a recently rebuilt space. They share and office space and consulting rooms with the adult mental health team. Close by in the hospital are colleagues from Social Services and other physical health services. The team offer assessment and specialist talking and medical treatments to older people (over 65) who have a moderate to severe mental health conditions. The team is made up of nurses, Psychologists, Psychiatrist and support workers, all offering specialist interventions which support people in managing their mental health. The team link extensively with a wide range of partners from the Health Service, Dorset County Council and Local Community in enabling individual needs to be met.

Continuing Healthcare (Bridport - Bridport Community Hospital)

01305 361123
N/A
Hospital Lane,
North Allington,
Bridport,
DT6 5DR

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours: from 15.30 to 16.30


Dorset Bladder & Bowel Continence Service (Bridport - Bridport Community Hospital)

Hospital Lane,
North Allington,
Bridport,
DT6 5DR

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Times: Monday to Friday from 08.30 to 16.30

Dorset Community Pain Service (Bridport - Bridport Community Hospital)

01305 213040
Hospital Lane,
North Allington,
Bridport,
DT6 5DR

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours: Mon - Fri 9-5 (GP referral only)


Dorset MSK (Bridport - Bridport Community Hospital)

01308 426235
N/A
Hospital Lane,
North Allington,
Bridport,
DT6 5DR

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours: 15.30 to 16.30

Langdon Ward (Bridport - Bridport Community Hospital)

01308 426261
N/A
Hospital Lane,
North Allington,
Bridport,
DT6 5DR

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Times: from 15.00 to 16.30 and 18.00 to 19.30


Minor Injuries Unit - Bridport Community Hospital (Bridport)

01308 426245
N/A
Hospital Lane,
North Allington,
Bridport,
DT6 5DR

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Opening times during COVID-19 outbreak

MIU:

Monday to Friday: 9am-8pm
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: 9am-6pm

X-ray facilities:
Monday to Friday: 9am-4.30pm
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: CLOSED

During the COVID-19 pandemic, please call the hospital on 01308 426245 to make an appointment. Do not just turn up.


WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Please note that all MIUs will see their last patient 30 minutes before closing.

Opening Times:
Monday to Friday: 09.00 - 18.00
Saturday – Sunday: 09.00 - 18.00
Bank Holidays: 09.00 - 18.00

X-ray facilities:
Monday to Friday 09.00 – 17.00
No bank holidays or weekends

Orthotics (Bridport Community Hospital)

Hospital Lane,
Bridport,
DT6 5DR

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Physiotherapy (Bridport - Bridport Community Hospital)

01308 426255
N/A
Hospital Lane,
North Allington,
DT6 5DR

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours:
Monday 08.30 to 17.30
Tuesday - Thursday 08.00 to 17.00
Friday 08.00 to 16.30

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