Swanage Community Hospital

COVID-19 UPDATE: In line with new Government restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), 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.

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)

01929 475 009
N/A
Queens Road,
Swanage,
BH19 2ES

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Opening times during COVID-19 outbreak

MIU:

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

 

 

 

X-ray facilities:
Monday to Friday: 9am-2pm
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: CLOSED

 

 

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: 08.00 - 20.00
Saturday – Sunday: 08.00 - 20.00
Bank Holidays: 08.00 - 20.00
Christmas Day 08.00 - 15.30

X-ray facilities:
Monday to Friday 09.00 – 13.00
no bank holidays or weekends

Orthotics (Swanage Community Hospital) CLINIC CURRENTLY NOT RUNNING

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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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

 

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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