Blandford Community Hospital

Blandford Hospital opened on the current site in 1891 and has gone through many changes over the years. In 1938 the hospital had a major extension and in 1967 a physiotherapy unit was added. The development of the current building began in 1982 and was completed in 1986, with the new hospital being formally opened by The Princess Royal.

Services currently offered at the hospital include some minor surgery including podiatry, pain management procedures and maxillary facial surgery. There is a nurse-led minor injuries unit (MIU) equipped to assess and treat a variety of minor injuries and illnesses. We have an out-patients department staffed by visiting clinicians from other hospital trusts and our own nursing staff.

We have an X-ray department, therapy gym and a 24 bedded in-patient ward providing nursing / medical care and rehabilitation, including two new palliative care suites. There’s also an excellent dining room for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy quality food cooked fresh in-house.

In 2015 we brought health and social care teams together here to work side by side to better co-ordinate support for patients. In 2017 we launched our ‘virtual ward’, a multidisciplinary team including staff from the hospital, community, social services, GP surgery and mental health team. They meet weekly to discuss the care and needs of the vulnerable patients in our community.

The hospital has always been and continues to be extremely well supported by the Friends of Blandford Hospital who fund many improvements within the hospital and the wider community to enhance the health and wellbeing of local people.

Friends of Blandford Community Hospital

Chairman: Steve Cole

Contact: 01258 450095

Website: http://www.friendsblandford.org/default.asp

Address

Milldown Road
Blandford Forum
DT11 7DD

Reception

01258 456541

Matron

Darren Wickwar

Locations

Adult SaLT (Blandford Community Hospital)

N/A
N/A
Milldown Road,
Blandford,
Dorset,
DT11 7DD

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Times: Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 17.00

Adult Speech and Language Therapy

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (Blandford Community Hospital)

01258 394149
N/A
Milldown Road,
Blandford,
DT11 7DD

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (North Dorset)

Contraceptive & Sexual Health Clinic (Blandford - Blandford Community Hospital)

0300 303 1948
N/A
Milldown Road,
Blandford,
DT11 7DD

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours: Tuesday 09:30 - 16:15 (Appointments only)


Dorset MSK (Blandford - Blandford Community Hospital)

01305 762634
N/A
Milldown Road,
Blandford,
DT11 7DD

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes


Health Visiting (North Dorset) Blandford Community Hospital

Milldown Road,
DT11 7DD

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Manager: Fiona Dodds

WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours: Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Health Visiting (North Dorset)

Integrated Community Rehab Team - ICRT (Blandford - Blandford Community Hospital)

01258 394018
N/A
Milldown Road,
DT11 7DD

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00 - 18.00, Week-ends and Bank Holidays 9.00 - 17.00


Intermediate Diabetes Dietetic Service (Blanford - Blandford Community Hospital)

01202 448061
N/A
Milldown Road,
DT11 7DD

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours: By Referral only once monthly

Access only by referral from General Practitioner/Practice Nurse at surgery

Minor Injuries Unit - Blandford Community Hospital (Blandford)

01258 394032
N/A
Milldown Road,
Blandford,
DT11 7DD

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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: 09.00 - 18.00
Saturday – Sunday: 10.00 – 16.00
Bank Holidays: 10.00 – 16.00

X-ray facilities:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 09.00 – 17.00 (occasionally on Friday)
no bank holidays or weekends

Physiotherapy - Outpatients (Blanford - Blandford Community Hospital)

01202 303626 ext 5216
N/A
Milldown Road,
DT11 7DD

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Tarrant Ward (Blandford - Blandford Community Hospital)

Milldown Road,
Blandford,
DT11 7DD

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes


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