Dorset County Hospital was established in 1991 as part of a long–term project to bring together all the local services for acutely ill patients onto one hospital site. Our hospital, just outside Dorchester town centre, was completed in 1997. They were awarded Foundation Trust status in June 2007. Our busy, modern hospital provides a full range of district general services, including an accident and emergency department, and links with satellite units in five community hospitals.
They are the main provider of acute hospital services to a population of around 300,000, living within Weymouth and Portland, West Dorset, North Dorset and Purbeck. We also provide renal services for patients throughout Dorset and South Somerset; a total population of 850,000.Their 3,000 staff work in GP surgeries, schools, residential homes and people’s own homes as well as Dorset County Hospital and the community hospitals.Dorset County Hospital has around 350 beds, seven main theatres and two day theatres, and has been designed with a major commitment to Public Arts in Hospital. Related services are grouped into three connected wings: North, South and East.
Dorset is a good place to live
life expectancy in Dorset is higher than the national average. 93% of Dorset’s schools have been rated good or outstanding by Ofsted. 97% of Dorset has superfast broadband coverage. half of the county is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Travel in Dorset
Image result for travel in dorset Dorset is probably most famous for its soaring limestone arch, Durdle Door,which is featured on many a postcard of the area. Nearby is the picture perfect horseshoe bay of Lulworth Cove which attracts visitors all year round due to its stunning setting and quaint village.