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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated Dorset HealthCare as one of the best in the country for positive feedback received from mental health patients.
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.
MP Conor Burns says a new initiative supporting NHS staff and patients who are gay, bisexual or transgender can help combat stigma in Dorset.
A new series of podcasts which delve into emotional and physical health problems faced by young people in Dorset have been launched online across the UK.
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.
Carers can now spend more time alongside loved ones in Dorset’s community hospitals, thanks to a new scheme on the wards.
Dorset HealthCare is introducing a ‘carer’s passport’ system, giving people hospital access outside of regular visiting hours and providing vital extra support to patients as and when they need it.
With its large population of older people, Dorset has one of the highest incidences of leg ulcers in the UK – and yet just 20 years ago, it didn’t have a specialist service to tackle the problem.
Today, thanks to the passion and commitment of NHS Specialist Nurse Val Reynolds, the picture is very different. Dorset HealthCare runs leg ulcer clinics across the county, with a current weekly caseload of more than 200 people.
An innovative mental health scheme which uses boxing to help transform people’s lives has been praised by one of the sport’s biggest names.
Former world heavyweight champion Frank Bruno MBE gave his backing to the Fight Back Mental Health project, run by Dorset HealthCare staff with the support of Weymouth Boxing Club.
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
The NHS Dorset CCG Governing Body has approved the recommendations on the Clinical Services Review and Mental Health Acute Care Pathway Review.
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.
A young AFC Bournemouth fan is the talk of his friends after becoming the first person to be fitted with hearing aids branded with the team’s crest and colours.
It’s all thanks to a novel idea from the Audiology Team at Dorset HealthCare, with support from the Premier League club and London-based hearing aid manufacturer Starkey.
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.
Rarely can you walk the corridors of a hospital ward and be greeted by a 34-inch horse - but this is exactly what staff and patients at Blandford Hospital have been experiencing.
A new initiative which encourages Dorset HealthCare staff to pitch innovative ideas for improving patient care has netted the support of two famous local footballers.
Former goalscoring AFC Bournemouth keeper Jimmy Glass and current Cherries ace Tyrone Mings attended a garden party at St Ann’s Hospital, in Poole, to unveil the fruits of its Space for Growth project.