Minor injuries services in Dorset are being reorganised
To make best use of NHS resources, and ensure robust and reliable services, temporary changes are being made to Dorset’s Minor Injuries Units (MIUs).
Visiting to all inpatient units suspended until further notice
Visitors will not be able to visit our inpatient units until further notice, apart from in exceptional circumstances.
Changes to NHS services in Dorset to help manage COVID-19
NHS services in Dorset are gearing up for changes help minimise the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and deal with any upturn in patient numbers caused by the outbreak.
New mental health service planned for Shaftesbury
Residents in and around Shaftesbury will soon be able to access mental health support at a site next to the town’s Westminster Memorial Hospital.
Young people are given a helping hand into adult life
Vulnerable teenagers are being equipped with a ‘survival kit’ ready for when they leave care, to help them remain independent and healthy.
LGBT+ patient speaks out to educate staff
A young transgender patient has been giving local NHS staff invaluable training and insights into dealing with LGBT+ people.
How talking about her mental health saved a Dorset woman’s life
“My illness made me believe that no one would be able to help me. I thought that the only way out was by suicide. I now see that had I have acted out that plan, I would have missed out on so much and it would have been such a tragedy.”
New film showcases Swanage as the perfect place for an NHS career
Swanage Hospital is marking its 125th anniversary by leading a drive to recruit more community hospital staff to Dorset.
Dorset radiology departments celebrate national recognition
Radiology departments at Victoria Hospital (Wimborne) and Swanage Hospital deliver top quality services for patients – and that’s official.
Wimborne hospital celebrates five-star reviews
Staff at Wimborne’s Victoria Hospital have been awarded a number of ‘five-star’ reviews by patients via the NHS Choices website.
New van offers refuge and support to people on the streets
Vulnerable young people, sex workers and others at risk of harm and exploitation on the streets of Bournemouth can now seek help and advice from a new outreach van service.
Learning Disability Nurses mark 100 years of the profession
To celebrate a century of learning disability nursing, local nurses past and present gathered at Bulbury Woods Golf Club near Poole.
Miniature farm brings big joy to mental health patients
Fur and feathered therapy was the order of the day when a miniature farm visited Pebble Lodge, the children and young people’s inpatient mental health unit in Bournemouth.
Mental health services open 24/7 during Christmas and New Year
Dorset’s Access Mental Health services will be open as usual during Christmas and New Year to support those struggling to cope, heading towards a breakdown or even feeling suicidal.
A decade of ‘Steps’ towards better mental health
Steps to Wellbeing, a mental health support service which has helped thousands of people, has celebrated its 10th birthday.
Sherborne’s community hospital wins national award
A ward at Sherborne’s Yeatman Hospital has impressed judges to become the first-ever ‘Hospital Ward of the Year’ for end-of-life care.
Changes to immunisation consent for children
All children across Dorset should have now received information from the school they attend about this year’s immunisations.