We are working in partnership our colleagues at Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust, Dorset County Hospital and South West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust to provide medical cover for the Urgent Care Centre for Weymouth.
- is a single service for people with non-life threatening injuries and ailments that need urgent treatment between 08:00 and 23:00, 7 days a week
- links seamlessly with other locality services, Dorset County Hospital (DCH) and South Western Ambulance Service (SWASFT)
- will see people who would otherwise have attended the Emergency Department at Dorset County Hospital
- will encourage patient self-management where possible, promoting the use of community pharmacies.
This is an exciting opportunity, which cements partnership working in Weymouth and Portland, with the aim of providing high quality, seamless and cost-effective services. It re-establishes the role of Weymouth Hospital in the local community, and brings care closer to people’s homes.