Bridport Community Hospital

We are now allowing limited visiting to our inpatient hospital wards and mental health units, in line with current COVID-19 restrictions.

Visiting is only permitted once a patient has been admitted for 72 hours and we know they do not have the virus.

  • Each patient may have one named visitor, per day, for one hour. Visits should be arranged in advance by contacting the ward.
  • Please arrive at the site wearing a face covering, and clean your hands on entering the building.
  • You must use hand sanitiser and put on a surgical mask, gloves and apron before entering the ward area. These will be provided for you on arrival.
  • Please comply with the social distancing guidance, staying two metres away from others wherever possible during your visit. Follow the signs and guidance posters in our buildings.

 Unfortunately, no visitors are allowed for patients who have COVID-19, except for compassionate reasons – for example, to see people receiving end-of-life care.

You must not visit our hospitals if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or are self-isolating because you’ve been in contact with someone who has symptoms.

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 at a number of our sites, where electronic tablets are given to inpatients to keep in contact with relatives and friends via video. 

Outpatient appointments are continuing to take place where appropriate and where it is safe to do so. We would recommend you come alone unless it is with a child or someone that needs additional support. For further information please review how our services are running or contact the service directly. 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.

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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