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the former radio station for Dorset County Hospital

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The community radio station from Dorchester has been running for over two years 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

The start of construction work on Dorset County Hospital’s multi-storey car park has been officially marked with a turf cutting ceremony.

Representatives from the hospital, health and care property developer Prime and contractors Willmott Dixon gathered on site to see how work was progressing.

The car park, due to be completed in summer 2022, is the first phase of the development of the hospital site to free up land for the expansion of clinical facilities, including a larger Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit. (more…)

Why a policeman’s lot is not a happy one! Police and Crimes Commissioner speaks out • Covid jabs – why the hesitancy? • Good news for pub gardens and b&b business is looking up • Charities in need can apply for local brewer’s Community Chest funding • Ruth talks about weeds and weeding • John talks rubbish!

Today: The nasty side of Brexit – beware unwelcome additional costs on EU purchases • Have you lost track of a workplace pension you may have paid in to? • Remembering the Little Black Dress and it’s male counterpart the DJ with white tie and tails • Mobile phones are nearly 50 years old • Free ‘sitting out’ licences for pubs and eateries. Dorset Council tells more • Ruth, our gardening expert, talks about heather and lavender…

Dorset County Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging Department has been received national recognition for the quality of its services.

The department has been granted the Quality Standard for Imaging (QSI) accreditation.

The UKAS accreditation is recognition of the department’s dedication to provide a safe and efficient service for our patients.

To achieve accreditation a department must submit written evidence against more than 130 separate criteria, which are grouped under standards of Leadership, Clinical, Facilities, Safety and Patient Experience. (more…)

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has pledged to do more to ensure it is a fully inclusive employer following the publication of the latest NHS National Staff Survey results.

The annual survey gives an important insight into what it’s like working in NHS trusts throughout the country and the results are used to review and improve staff’s working lives. (more…)

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