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Staff at Blandford Community Hospital took part in a national relay to help raise awareness of hand hygiene and its importance in healthcare settings. A national initiative run by the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) saw the transfer of a torch baton around the UK to spread the message.
A revolutionary new project at a Weymouth mental health unit has helped to create a ‘feel good’ atmosphere and reduce conflict between staff and patients.
The Linden Unit, run by Dorset HealthCare at Westhaven Hospital, has become the first ward at the Trust to introduce ‘Safewards’ complete set of interventions designed to make the facility a safer place and boost morale.
Staff at five community hospitals run by Dorset HealthCare have won national recognition for treating dying patients with dignity and compassion.
Staff past and present gathered at the Victoria Hospital in Wimborne to bid farewell to popular matron Teresa North. She recently announced her retirement after 28 years working at the hospital, and has marked the occasion with a vintage tea party attended by her closest friends and colleagues.
Bridport Community Hospital now boasts a brand new minor injuries unit (MIU) which is giving patients better access to urgent care and treatment.
Outstanding staff and volunteers who go the extra mile to help patients have been honoured at a local healthcare ‘Oscars’ event.
The Dorset HealthCare 2016 Heroes Awards celebrated the efforts of workers in services and locations across the county, who have made a real difference over the past year.
The number of recorded assaults across Dorset HealthCare has more than halved over the past four years – the biggest reduction at any NHS organisation in the country.
A brand new state-of-the-art clinic in Poole for mental health inpatients is helping transform their lives and support them on the road to recovery.
Dorset HealthCare is giving the public a chance to find out more about the latest developments at the Trust at its Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM) on Wednesday 14 September.
Military personnel, reservists, and war veterans suffering with mental health problems and physical injuries are being given better access to health services and facilities in Dorset.
Dorset HealthCare has been chosen as a national beacon of good practice in promoting equality and diversity among patients and staff.
More than 160 people have come together to celebrate the 150th birthday of the Yeatman Hospital in Sherborne.
Poole Community Health Clinic is reaping the rewards of an allotment project which is helping to rehabilitate people suffering with brain injuries.
A new scheme allowing carers to spend more time alongside loved ones with dementia is being trialled in three of Dorset’s community hospitals. Dorset HealthCare is introducing a ‘carer’s passport’ system, giving people hospital access outside of regular visiting hours and providing vital support to patients with dementia or memory problems caused by brain injuries and strokes.
Health visiting teams have been out in Poole town centre raising awareness about every-day child safety risks – and how to avoid them.
A more spacious, accessible and comfortable Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) is now open at Wimborne’s Victoria Hospital.
Treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and urgent medical problems will be available through a new service in Weymouth from July.
This week (16-22 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week, and people are being urged to bring the subject out of the shadows.
People around Dorset will have the chance to say ‘thank you’ to hard-working local nurses next week.