30th August 2018

Heroes, dragons and a TV doctor – come and celebrate 70 years of the NHS

Dorset residents have another chance to join the NHS70 party in September, with a packed day of events held at The Lighthouse in Poole.

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3rd July 2018

Join in a local ‘7-Tea’ party to celebrate the NHS

Community hospitals around Dorset are throwing birthday parties this summer to mark 70 years of the NHS.

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13th June 2018

Dorset HealthCare's former Chief Nurse receives MBE

Colleagues at Dorset HealthCare are delighted to hear the news that recently retired Director of Nursing, Therapies and Quality, Fiona Haughey, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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10th April 2018

Thinking of a career in the NHS? Come and find out more

First-hand knowledge and experience of working in roles across the NHS will be available at a special careers event in Poole next week.

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5th March 2018

Severe weather update - back to business as usual

​Dorset HealthCare staff worked round the clock to ensure patients were supported in the severe weather conditions that hit Dorset and we are happy to confirm we are back to business as usual.

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15th January 2018

Help to celebrate outstanding recoveries from major health setbacks

Do you know someone who has battled to overcome serious injury or illness, or who has supported others to do so? Dorset HealthCare is looking for inspirational stories of courage, kindness and determination to showcase at an upcoming awards ceremony.

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3rd January 2018

Make the right decision to stay well this winter

​As you may have heard, the winter season has put considerable pressure on NHS Emergency Departments. You can help us to help you by making the right decision about the services you need to stay well this winter.

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27th November 2017

Poole doctor dons running shoes in aid of health awards

A consultant psychiatrist at Dorset HealthCare will be testing his stamina and mental strength this weekend to raise money for an inspirational awards ceremony. Dr Prem Jeyapaul, 41, was so inspired by attending the Road to Wellness awards in March he has chosen to run two half marathons to raise both awareness of the event and funds to support it.

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17th October 2017

​Come and find out about the great career opportunities in the NHS

On Wednesday, 1 November, Dorset HealthCare is opening its doors for a careers evening in Poole, spotlighting the wide variety of jobs and training opportunities available. A host of roles are available in physical and mental health services, both in hospitals and community-based settings, across Dorset. There are also lots of openings in the Trust’s support services, including estates management, catering, IT, finance and human resources.

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12th October 2017

Dementia - ​First Admiral Nurse service launches in Dorset

Families living with dementia in Purbeck now have access to specialist dementia support – thanks to incredible local fundraising efforts.

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22nd September 2017

​Falls clinic helps people to get back on their feet – and stay there

But innovative working by Dorset HealthCare is helping many older people in Bournemouth and Poole get back on their feet – and successfully stay there. Today sees the start of national Falls Prevention Awareness Week (22-28 September), which aims to dispel the myth that falls are a “normal” part of ageing. And the Bournemouth and Poole Community Therapy Team has been actively proving the point

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18th September 2017

​Inspirational patient care is showcased at local health awards

Outstanding staff and volunteers who go the extra mile to help patients have been honoured at a local healthcare ‘Oscars’ event. The Dorset HealthCare 2017 Heroes Awards celebrated the work of teams and individuals around the county who have made a real difference over the past 12 months.

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14th September 2017

A theatrical grand opening for Blandford Hospital’s new end of life care unit

A brand new, state-of-the-art palliative care unit at Blandford Hospital has been officially opened by one of Britain’s most renowned actors, novelists and screenwriters.

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4th September 2017

Local young people have their say about mental health

Students from Weymouth College, together with a group of Poole schoolchildren, will help turn the spotlight on young people’s mental health next week. Dorset HealthCare is hosting a free day of events at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, open to NHS staff, patients, carers, volunteers and members of the public.

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27th July 2017

Tireless volunteers honoured for helping others across Dorset

Dorset HealthCare has held a special celebratory event to say thank you to the volunteers who play such a vital role in local community hospitals and other health services. The Crown Hotel in Blandford hosted an awards ceremony for more than 60 people, who were honoured for their hard work and acts of kindness over the past year.

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21st July 2017

Dorset HealthCare helping to strengthen the bond between mother and baby

Two Dorset nurses have introduced baby massage classes in a bid to promote natural bonding between mums and their new-born child.

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29th June 2017

Interested in NHS jobs?

Hospitals in the west of Dorset are hosting special recruitment days to help attract new recruits for local healthcare services. Job seekers are invited to Bridport Hospital on Wednesday, 21 June, and Westhaven Hospital in Weymouth on Wednesday, 28 June, to meet staff and learn more about the many roles available. Dorset HealthCare is looking for registered general and mental health nurses, as well as occupational therapists, physiotherapists and health care assistants, to help provide crucial local NHS services – both in hospitals and out in the community.

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9th February 2017

Make a difference to local NHS services and become a member of Dorset HealthCare

Local residents are being urged to sign up and become a member of Dorset HealthCare to influence decisions and strengthen its links with communities. Anyone over the age of 11 can become a member, and as well as enjoying health-related discounts, you can have your say in the way Trust services are delivered.

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12th January 2017

Dorset nurses take centre stage in London recruitment drive

Dorset HealthCare staff have made their debut as models starring in adverts on the London underground and bus network in a bid to attract qualified staff to the Trust. Members of the community and mental health trust’s staff are part of an exciting recruitment campaign, running over the next three months, which aims to attract people to a range of vacancies with the Trust. Dorset HealthCare is widening the net and targeting a bigger pool of people as it spreads the word about why it’s a great place to work. With adverts in tube cars and on buses, as well as outdoor advertising, the Trust is aiming to fill vacancies in nursing and other key roles.

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11th January 2017

Interim Weymouth and Portland League of Friends chair calls for fresh faces

The new chairman of the League of Friends of Weymouth and Portland Hospitals is appealing for new members to come forward, and help support local health services. The call comes from 80-year-old former mayor Peter Rendall, who has taken charge of the charity on a temporary basis until a permanent replacement for the long-standing David Smith is found.

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