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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.
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.
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.
The hospital was built by the four surviving children of George and Elizabeth Burt as a memorial to their parents in 1894. Swanage Hospital remained a cottage Hospital until 1948 when it became an NHS hospital. The impressive fire place that is still in situ when you enter the hospital has the original ‘bas relief’ medallions of George and Elizabeth Burt.
Originally designed to house 14 in-patients, Swanage Hospital now has 15 in-patient beds, a Minor Injuries Unit, X-ray and ultrasound, day surgery, endoscopy services and physiotherapy. Our out-patients department is supported by consultants from Poole General, Royal Bournemouth and Dorchester County Hospitals.
Swanage Hospital’s end of life care on Stanley Purser has been recognised by the award of Gold Standard Framework accreditation. We have also completed the first stage for the Quality Mark for Elder Friendly Care and our endoscopy service has also attained JAG (joint advisory group) accreditation. In addition, the radiology department is QSI accredited.
The hospital is very well supported by a very committed Friends of Swanage Hospital and also held in very high regard by the town of Swanage.
Chairman: Jan Turnbull
Contact: 01929 422282; email@example.com
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Disabled Access: Yes
Open Hours: 0845 - 1615 by appointment only
Open Hours: By Referral only once a month
Access and full details only by Referral from General Practioner/Practice Nurse at surgery
Opening times during COVID-19 outbreak
Monday to Friday: 8am-8pm
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: 8am-8pm
Monday to Friday: 9am-2pm
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: CLOSED
Please note that all MIUs will see their last patient 30 minutes before closing.
Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 20.00
Saturday – Sunday: 08.00 - 20.00
Bank Holidays: 08.00 - 20.00
Christmas Day 08.00 - 15.30
Monday to Friday 09.00 – 13.00
no bank holidays or weekends
Appointments booked by Maple Place
Monday - Friday: 9am - 12pm
The radiology service at Swanage Hospital provides an X-ray and ultrasound service.
The X-ray service operates 9am-2pm Monday-Friday
The ultrasound service operates three days a week – usually Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday’s.
Disabled Access: yes.
More information on radiology facilities.