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About The Friends of Dorset County Hospital

The Friends of Dorset County Hospital was founded in 1956 to provide comfort and help to patients at the old Dorset County Hospital, their relatives and friends.

Today's modern hospital is very different, but our volunteers still do what we were set up to do back in 1956. We provide a trolley service to patients and visitors, visiting the wards twice daily and have a one stop shop providing the little extras and patients may need. With the profits from these services we are able to provide facilities and equipment that is not always available through NHS funding. 

What do we do?

You'll see our trolley volunteers around the hospital every day of the year, except Christmas Day. Two trolleys go round the hospital with newspapers, sweets, crisps, drinks and toiletries twice a day, in the morning from 8:30am and in the afternoon from 2:00pm. 

We also run the hospital shop, South Wing, Entrance 1, by the main entrance. The shop is open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4pm. Weekends 2-5pm. It sells a wide range of items including Newspapers, Magazines, Stationery, Toiletries and Soft Toys as well as Confectionery, Hot and Cold Drinks, Sandwiches, Snacks, Cakes and Biscuits.



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