Victoria Community Hospital - Wimborne

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 opened in 1887 to honour the jubilee of Queen Victoria. The rent was agreed at 5 shillings a year for the half acre of ground and paid to Sir John Hanham with the understanding that the site must be used as a cottage hospital for the poor.

To begin with, the hospital could accommodate nine patients who were cared for by matron, who worked both day and night and took no annual leave.

Over the 130 years since its opening, the hospital has undergone many changes and has grown to now accommodate 22 in-patients, as well as an operating theatre, endoscopy suite, outpatients department, physiotherapy department, minor injuries unit and a radiology department.

Despite the many changes, the hospital still retains the ethos that we are here to serve the community and provide the highest standards of healthcare to our patients. The hospital remains very much at the heart of the community and is well supported by the local people and the friends of Victoria Hospital.

We pride ourselves on the variety of services we are able to offer and the standard of care we are able to provide. Many of our staff have worked here for many years and are extremely dedicated in their roles.

We strive to achieve recognition for the work we do and have succeeded in gaining Joint Advisoery Group (JAG) accreditation in our endoscopy department. The radiology department is accredited by United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). This means we have been assessed by UKAS against all standards of the Quality Standards for Imaging (QSI) which provides formal third-party recognition that an imaging service provider is delivering high quality imaging services. We are currently working towards achieving recognition for our end of life care and care for older people on Hanham Ward.

Friends of Victoria Hospital

President of the Friends: Dr David Pope

Contact: 01202 856484

Website: http://www.friendswimbornehospital.org.uk

Address

Victoria Road
Wimborne
Dorset
BH21 1ER

Reception

01202 856410

Matron

Annette Sanchez

Locations

Audiology (Wimborne - Victoria Hospital)

Wimborne Hospital,
Victoria Road,
Wimborne,
BH21 1ER

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours: 08.45 - 16.15 Fridays by appointment only

Cancer Treatment Clinic (Wimborne - Victoria Hospital)

01202 714965
N/A
Wimborne Hospital,
Victoria Road,
Wimborne,
BH21 1ER

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes


Dermatology (Wimborne - Victoria Hospital)

01202 443703
N/A
Wimborne Hospital,
Victoria Road,
Wimborne,
BH21 1ER

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Office opening times: Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm

Dietetics Clinic (Wimborne - Victoria Hospital)

01202 733323
N/A
Wimborne Hospital,
Victoria Road,
Wimborne,
BH21 1ER

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Manager: Samantha Leonard

WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Dietetics Clinic (Victoria Hospital)

Dorset Bladder & Bowel Continence Service (Wimborne - Victoria Hospital)

Wimborne Hospital,
Victoria Road,
Wimborne,
BH21 1ER

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Times: Monday to Friday from 08.30 to 16.30


Echo Cardiology (Wimborne - Victoria Hospital)

01202 856426 (advice) 01202 856418 (appointment bookings)
N/A
Wimborne Hospital,
Victoria Road,
Wimborne,
BH21 1ER

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes


Endoscopy (Wimborne - Victoria Hospital)

01202 857294
N/A
Wimborne Hospital,
Victoria Road,
Wimborne,
BH21 1ER

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Hanham Ward (Wimborne - Victoria Hospital)

01202 857 292
N/A
Victoria Hospital,
Victoria Road,
Wimborne,
BH21 1ER

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Visiting Hours: 7 days a week from 15:00 to 16:30

In-patient unit for elderly care/rehabilitation

Minor Injuries Unit - Victoria Hospital (Wimborne)

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N/A
Wimborne Hospital,
Victoria Road,
Wimborne,
BH21 1ER

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MIU

Monday to Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm

No weekends or bank holidays

Please note that all MIUs will see their last patient 30 minutes before closing and you must call ahead and book an appointment. Do not just turn up.

X-ray

Monday to Friday: 8.30am-4pm

Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: closed.

 

WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

 

Physiotherapy (Wimborne - Victoria Hospital)

01202 856449
N/A
Wimborne Hospital,
Victoria Road,
Wimborne,
BH21 1ER

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 08.00 to 18.00


Radiology (Wimborne - Victoria Hospital)

01202 856442
N/A
Wimborne Hospital,
Victoria Road,
Wimborne,
BH21 1ER

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

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