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Dorset residents have another chance to join the NHS70 party in September, with a packed day of events held at The Lighthouse in Poole.
Community hospitals around Dorset are throwing birthday parties this summer to mark 70 years of the NHS.
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.
First-hand knowledge and experience of working in roles across the NHS will be available at a special careers event in Poole next week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Families living with dementia in Purbeck now have access to specialist dementia support – thanks to incredible local fundraising efforts.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two Dorset nurses have introduced baby massage classes in a bid to promote natural bonding between mums and their new-born child.
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.
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.
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.
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.