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11th September 2020

A gateway to help for teenagers with mental health issues

Young people aged 16-18 in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch who are struggling with their mental health can now seek support direct from Dorset HealthCare.

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8th September 2020

New phone app supports people with suicidal thoughts

Instant online help is now available for people in Dorset who are struggling to cope and may be contemplating suicide.

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25th August 2020

Minor injuries services in Dorset – call ahead first

As the August Bank Holiday approaches, people with non-life-threatening health problems are reminded that the temporary changes to Dorset’s Minor Injuries Units (MIUs) remain in place.

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18th August 2020

Online app launched to support local people with OCD

Adults in Dorset and Southampton with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can now access dedicated support using a digital app called OCDnet.

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12th August 2020

New dedicated stroke and neurological rehab unit

Dorset County Hospital (DCH) and Dorset HealthCare are jointly providing a new dedicated rehabilitation unit for people recovering from stroke and neurological illnesses or injuries.

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17th July 2020

Dorset’s school age immunisation programme resumes

Immunisations postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic have started again for school pupils that were in years eight, nine and ten during the 2019/2020 academic year.

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16th July 2020

Communities and visitors urged to enjoy summer holidays in Dorset safely

Dorset HealthCare and partner agencies in Dorset are urging communities and visitors to the county to enjoy the summer holidays safely

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3rd July 2020

Happy birthday to the NHS!

The NHS turns 72 this weekend. Find out how to get involved and say #ThankYouTogether

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3rd July 2020

Local outbreak control plans

We have co-developed two local outbreak management plans to be able to respond to a potential localised surge in COVID-19

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17th June 2020

ChatHealth is here for young people across Dorset

Young people across the county can access support in the current unsettling times via a secure and confidential text messaging service called ChatHealth.

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11th June 2020

Video call support offers Dorset patients a health lifeline

Thousands of Dorset residents forced to stay home by the COVID-19 pandemic are being treated online through a new video consultation system.

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5th June 2020

Making Dorset carers visible

During this year’s Carers Week (8-14 June) Dorset HealthCare is asking local unpaid carers to recognise the value of what they do – and remember to look after themselves.

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2nd June 2020

Supporting young people with disabilities during lockdown

Vital mental health support for children and young people with a disability across Dorset has been happening virtually during lockdown.

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1st June 2020

Virtual visiting makes patient’s 100th birthday celebrations possible

Weymouth patient Vera Carlyle was able to celebrate her 100th birthday with her family, despite COVID-19 restrictions, thanks to staff at Westhaven Hospital.

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20th May 2020

Digital revolution for Dorset HealthCare in response to COVID-19

Rapid roll-out of digital tools like Microsoft Teams has revolutionised the way staff at community and mental health NHS trust Dorset HealthCare have been working to respond to COVID-19.

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19th May 2020

Kindness matters – think of yourself and others

Dorset HealthCare is asking people to ‘be kind’ during Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May), and help each other through the impacts of the pandemic.

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14th May 2020

Health Visitors are here for families with young children struggling to cope

​Health Visiting teams are available across Dorset for all new parents who may be struggling with the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions and limited support from wider family members.

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13th May 2020

State-of-the-art eating disorders unit for Dorset gets the green light

Inpatient care places for local people struggling with an eating disorder are set to increase, thanks to a state-of-the-art unit planned for Poole.

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12th May 2020

International Nurses Day

Join us to celebrate the work of all our nurses as part of International Nurses Day, which marks the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

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6th May 2020

Remember our veterans safely this VE Day

This Friday (8 May) the nation will commemorate the day when the Allies accepted the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945, and remember the heroes of World War II.

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