Westminster Memorial Hospital - Shaftesbury

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 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

Ali Lowe

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)

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

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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: 9am-6pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10am-4pm
Bank Holidays: 10am-4pm

X-ray facilities:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday only:  9:15am-12:30pm and 1:30-4:30pm (Wednesday - Closed)

Closed bank holidays and weekends

Outpatient Department (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

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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