Westminster Memorial Hospital - Shaftesbury

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 Dowager Marchioness of Westminster gave the land for the Hospital in 1870 and the hospital was opened in 1874 in memory of her husband the Marquis of Westminster, who owned many estates in and around Shaftesbury.

Since then it has had many updates and improvements that bring us up to the present day. But one thing remains unchanged – the spectacular views from the hospital across the Blackmore Vale, which is medicine in itself.

The hospital is in the heart of this rural community and is very much loved and valued by local people. We pride ourselves on our commitment to our patients and, although a small hospital, we strive to ensure we are responsive to patients’ needs, whether it’s end of life care or rehabilitation.

Friends of the Westminster Memorial Hospital

Chairman of the Friends: Julian Prichard

Contact: 01747 300123; or feel free to email us - chair@friendsofwmh.org.uk

Website: www.friendsofwmh.org.uk

Address

Abbey Walk
Shaftesbury
Dorset
SP7 8BD

Reception

01747 851535

Matron

Alison Low

Locations

Ashmore Ward (Shaftesbury - Westminster Memorial Hospital)

01747 475227
N/A
Westminster Memorial Hospital,
Abbey Walk,
Shaftesbury,
SP7 8BD

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes


Integrated Community Rehab Team - ICRT (Shaftesbury - Westminster Memorial Hospital)

01747 475253
N/A
Westminster Memorial Hospital,
Abbey Walk,
SP7 8BD

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours: Every day 08.00 to 20.00 including Bank Holidays


Minor Injuries Unit - Westminster Memorial Hospital (Shaftesbury)

01747 851535
N/A
Westminster Memorial Hospital,
Abbey Walk,
Shaftesbury,
SP7 8BD

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Opening times during COVID-19 outbreak

 

MIU:

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

Please do not just turn up. Make an appointment by calling 01747 851535.

 

X-ray facilities:
Monday to Friday: 9am-12.30pm and 1.30-4.30pm
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: CLOSED

Please do not just turn up. Make an appointment by calling 01747 851535.

 

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: 10.00 - 16.00
Bank Holidays: 10.00 - 16.00

X-ray facilities:
Monday to Friday 09.15 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 16.30 (Except Wednesday - Closed)

No bank holidays or weekends

Outpatient Department (Shaftesbury - Westminster Memorial Hospital)

01747 475298
N/A
Westminster Memorial Hospital,
Abbey Walk,
Shaftesbury,
SP7 8BD

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Times: Monday to Friday from 08.30 to 17.00

Physiotherapy - Outpatients (Shaftesbury - Westminster Memorial Hospital)

01747 475261
N/A
Westminster Memorial Hospital,
Abbey Walk,
Shaftesbury,
SP7 8BD

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Times

  • Monday 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Tuesdays 8.30am to 5.00pm
  • Wednesdays 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Thursdays 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Fridays 08.30am to 3pm

Shaston Ward (Shaftesbury - Westminster Memorial Hospital)

01747 851535
N/A
Westminster Memorial Hospital,
Abbey Walk,
Shaftesbury,
SP7 8BD

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes


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