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the former radio station for Dorset County Hospital
KeeP 106 logo The community radio station from Dorchester has been up and running for some months now and listeners in Dorset County Hospital are able to listen via the Internet on their personal devices such as a smartphone, tablet or laptop with headphones/ear buds etc, or, of course, an FM radio on 106.3. If you would like to be involved with KeeP 106 there are many ways to do so. We need volunteers including presenters, technicians, production assistants, fundraisers and local event reporters. For more information about KeeP 106 follow these links:
If you are interested in sponsoring the new community radio station for Dorchester, or would like to be involved with the station in some way, please use this contact form

Latest News

Dorset County Hospital are on the lookout for some more volunteers to join the Friends of DCH team.

The Friends of Dorset County Hospital were founded in 1956 to provide comfort and help to patients at the old DCH, their relatives and friends. They also provide a service to patients and visitors, visiting the wards twice daily and having a one stop shop providing the little extras the patients may need. With the profits from these services they are able to provide facilities and equipment that is not always available through NHS funding.

Interested in becoming a volunteer for the Friends (more…)

• Headline collector and author Melvyn Dover talks about his passion for funny headings culled from newspapers
• The Dorset countryside is riddled with forgotten underground bunkers, relics of the Secret Army. We visit two
• KeeP 106 is one year old. Chairman Andy Worth talks about the station which has listeners in many countries
• Weymouth’s Nothe Fort goes into the beer business. We sample the ‘Whisling Gunner’ and the ‘Sapper’s Courage’
• “Put a sock in it!” and “Back to square one” are among the phrases used by early radio broadcasters. We explain their origins

Ridgeway Magazine is broadcast on Wednesdays @ 11 am

Dorset County Hospital has launched a new recruitment microsite. The site is part of the Join Our Dorset initiative, which sees the local NHS Trusts and councils working together to attract new recruits to Health and Social Care. (more…)

• Speed kills! Village communities are setting up Community Speed Watch groups under the guidance of Dorset Police. We visit the group active in Charminster
• Reports from two events which brought over 60,000 visitors to the Weymouth area – the Chickerell Steam Fair and the Weymouth Sea Food Festival
• We discover some collectors of some very unusual items – eye baths, ladies compacts and disinfectant sprays
• Thought the Resistance Movement applied to France and European countries? The south of England had its own secret army set up under the orders of Churchill. Its memory lives on
• The Fisherman’s Mission is still active and still helping an industry where one seaman is lost every week
• Pet Patter has the story of a chameleon whose owner took it to our Tame Vet for treatment

Photo of Richard Purvis with new book

Richard Purvis with new book

Richard Purvis, who was a paediatrician at Dorset County Hospital and also the Medical Director, has written a History of Dorchester Paediatrics. He has done this since he retired a few years ago and the book is full of fantastic anecdotes and photos. The book was launched at the Children’s Centre in Damers Road, Dorchester, and Rob Mott went along and spoke to Dr Purvis about his long career at DCH and the new book.

 

 

For up to date visitor information go to the Dorset County Hospital website. Click the logo…