|Hospital name (approx size)||Dorset County Hospital (500 beds)|
|Employer||Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust|
|Best person to contact||Anne Roberts (Foundation Programme Coordinator)|
|24-hour library access with computer/IT facilities||Yes|
|Staff restaurant or similar where you can get food at night||Yes, Damers restaurant is open 24/7 but hot meals only available around meal times. Sandwiches and panini/ baguettes/ toasties that can be heated up are available. The mess is topped up every Thursday with snacks.|
|On site accommodation||Yes|
|Type of accommodation||House share between 2-4 people. Mix of long term rents and short term stays.|
|Monthly cost of accommodation||£350|
|Average monthly cost of renting flat near hospital||£800-1300|
|Onsite parking||Yes. New multi-storey built. On site car parks and residential streets in surrounding areas.|
|Monthly cost of parking||Free parking for staff once you register on the parking portal on: https://parking.dchft.nhs.uk/|
Cost of on site multi-storey TBC, currently free.
|Doctors mess organises regular social events||Paddleboards available from the mess to borrow, regular pay day parties and welfare events like pottery making.|
Weekly socials including basketball, football and dancing.
|Description of town/location||Small, cosy town with a decent selection of shops and restaurants.|
Good train transport and local bus routes to towns like Upwey, and beach towns like Weymouth and Bournemouth.
Range of sports facilities from gyms, sports centres with swimming pools, and martial arts centres.
Excellent walking/ running routes. Poor cycling lanes; roads can be narrow, especially heading out of the town where they become small country lanes.
Easier to get to places with a car as some areas lack a footpath.
|Top 3 things about working here||1. DGH small enough to get to know your colleagues well|
2. Beautiful rural areas to drive to and close to beaches for days off
3. Supportive junior cohort with plenty of events and socials
|Last update||Feb 2023 by Sabina Sadiq, Dorchester Foundation Doctor Rep|