Swanage 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.


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.

Friends of Swanage Community Hospital

Chairman: Jan Turnbull

Contact: 01929 422282; membership@friendsofswanagehospital.org.uk

Website: https://www.friendsofswanagehospital.org.uk/

Address

Queens Road
Swanage
Dorset
BH19 2ES

Reception

01929 422282

Matron

Donna Kiss

Locations

Audiology (Swanage - Swanage Hospital)

32 Queens Road,
BH19 2ET

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours: 0845 - 1615 by appointment only

Echocardiology (Swanage - Swanage Hospital)

01202 305092
N/A
Queens Road,
Swanage,
BH19 2ES

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes


Endoscopy (Swanage - Swanage Hospital)

01929 422282
N/A
32 Queens Road,
BH19 2ET

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Intermediate Diabetes Dietetic Service (Swanage - Swanage Hospital)

01202 448061
N/A
Queens Road,
BH19 2ES

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours: By Referral only once a month

Access and full details only by Referral from General Practioner/Practice Nurse at surgery

Minor Injuries Unit - Swanage Hospital (Swanage)

111
N/A
Queens Road,
Swanage,
BH19 2ES

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

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

Opening Times:
Monday to Friday: 8am-8pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8am-8pm
Bank Holidays: 8am-8pm

X-ray facilities:
Monday to Friday 9am-1pm
Closed bank holidays and weekends

Orthotics (Swanage Community Hospital)

Queen's Road,
Swanage,
BH19 2ET

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Appointments booked by Maple Place

 

Physiotherapy - Outpatients (Swanage - Swanage Hospital)

01929 475016
N/A
Queens Road,
BH19 2ES

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday: 9am - 12pm

Radiology (Swanage - Swanage Hospital)

01929 475012
N/A
Queens Road,
BH19 2ES

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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.

WiFi: yes

Parking: yes

Disabled Access: yes.

More information on radiology facilities.

Stanley Purser Ward (Swanage - Swanage Hospital)

01929 475013
N/A
Queens Road,
Swanage,
BH19 2ES

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes


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