Visiting the Inpatient Unit – Joseph Weld Hospice

Visiting the Inpatient Unit – Joseph Weld Hospice

All you need to know about visiting patients at Joseph Weld Hospice, our inpatient unit in Dorchester, Dorset

Visiting hours

We don’t have any set opening hours. Joseph Weld Hospice is open for visiting 24 hours a day. Just call into the reception desk when you arrive, or at the side door out of hours.

Overnight stays

We have facilities that allow you to stay overnight if you are accompanying a very sick patient. This can be arranged through the sister or senior nurse.

Snacks and light meals

Joseph Weld Hospice has a visitors’ kitchen and dining room, with a selection of snacks, light meals for purchase and facilities to make hot drinks at any time. The Orangery is our restaurant at Joseph Weld Hospice and is open to all.


Real flowers are allowed in the hospice.

Complementary therapies

The same complementary therapies that are offered to our patients are also available for carers. Please see the sister or senior nurse.


Pets are welcome to visit, please seek prior arrangement with the nurse-in-charge.


There is a smoking room available for patients only.  No smoking is permitted for visitors in any part of the hospice or grounds. There is a no smoking policy for staff.

See our hospice

See photographs of our inpatient unit by following this link

Hospice address

Joseph Weld Hospice
Herringston Road
Tel: 01305 215300
Fax: 01305 267099
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