Welcome to the Friends of Dorset County Hospital
Our charity was founded in 1956 to provide comfort and help to patients in the old Dorchester Hospital. Today’s modern hospital is very different, but the original purpose remains at the core of the organisation. We have over 120 volunteers and employ a full-time Manager. We run a shop in the hospital as well as a trolley service, with 2 trolleys visiting the wards twice a day. With the profits from these services we are able to provide facilities and equipment that are not always available through NHS funding and are greatly valued by both staff and patients. We have a team of Trustees which receives requests from hospital departments and makes decisions about where to spend the funds.
Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm