Since 2003 The Friends of Westminster Memorial Hospital have made significant contributions to fund improvements to the hospital. These improvements have significantly enhanced the quality of life for patients and the community. For example without the X-Ray suite patients from Shaftesbury and the surrounding areas would have to travel to Salisbury, Blandford, Sherborne or Dorchester for an X-Ray. Reducing these travel requirements translates into a reduction in carbon footprint of around 175 tons per year.

Click here to see the full list of contributions made by The Friends. Among these projects the major contributions are:

1982       Pope Bartlett Rehabilitation Room

1984       Double Glazing to the Melbury Ward

1987       The Greenhouse

1987       Linen, Sewing and Laundry Room

1988       Quiet Room

1989       Funded 50% of the Physiotherapy Department

1990       Donation of the Wheelchair Ambulance

1993       Provision of the kitchen for the Ashmore Ward

1993       Provision of the patients’ call system

1994       Provision of the bathroom for the Shaston Ward

1994       Provision of the bathroom for the Ashmore Ward

1994       The new kitchen for the rehabilitation room

1995       The automatic electric entrance doors

1995       Provision and furnishing the outpatients’ department

2004       Provision of seventeen electric beds

2007       Wheelchair access vehicles

2008      Upgrade of the ward kitchens

2012       Build of X-Ray department and installation and commissioning of the X-Ray equipment provided from Salisbury Hospital

2015      Palliative Care Suite