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.
SHOP OPENING TIMES
Saturday and Sunday - Closed
We are now open on reduced hours we hope as restictions are lifted we will open longer and hopefully be able to start Trolley rounds again.
Before lockdown we committed to our new fundraising project to purchase an ultrasound machine for the Rheumatology Department.
Even though our fundraising has temporarily stopped we are still supporting this.
If you wish to help by making a donation, please click the 'donation' button at the top of this page. If you are interested in fundraising for us then please contact us.
Many thanks for your continued support.