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6th May 2021

Connect with nature for your mental health

Dorset HealthCare is encouraging people to embrace nature during Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May) to benefit their wellbeing.

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23rd April 2021

Dorset to re-open its full network of minor injuries units in June

Following a year of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dorset HealthCare will have all its minor injuries units (MIUs) back up and running this summer.

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7th April 2021

Take a step to become de-stressed, not distressed

April is Stress Awareness Month, and Dorset HealthCare is reminding people that support is available to help alleviate stress before it spirals out of control.

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24th March 2021

Dorset HealthCare leader in top 50 chief executives list

Dorset HealthCare Chief Executive Eugine Yafele is included in the Health Service Journal’s (HSJ) list of the top 50 NHS Chief Executives this year.

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17th March 2021

Voice banking service helps people live with motor neurone disease

Pioneering technology to help people retain their voice despite the ravages of motor neurone disease (MND) is being made permanently available in Dorset.

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4th March 2021

School age immunisations offered at Bournemouth vaccination centre

Catch-up school immunisation clinics are being made available at Bournemouth’s large vaccination centre

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15th February 2021

Over-60s can now book their jab at the Bournemouth vaccination centre

Bookings at Dorset’s large vaccination centre are open for those aged 60 and over, now that most people in the top four ‘at risk’ groups have been offered the jab.

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29th January 2021

Vaccs Express helps local people get to their jab appointment

Older people and those with mobility issues can now make their way to their vaccination appointment in style with the help of a new buggy shuttle service at Bournemouth’s large vaccination centre.

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15th January 2021

Large vaccination centre opens in Bournemouth

Following several weeks of hard work by Dorset HealthCare and its partners, the county’s large vaccination centre at the Bournemouth International Centre is now open.

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30th December 2020

New COVID-19 tier restrictions for Dorset, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

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21st December 2020

Mental health services open 24/7 during Christmas and new year

Dorset’s Access Mental Health services will be open to provide support during Christmas and new year for people who are anxious, struggling to cope or feel they are heading towards a crisis.

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9th December 2020

NHS in Dorset starts biggest ever NHS vaccination programme this week

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27th November 2020

Dorset and BCP Councils move to tier 2

BCP Council and Dorset Council are now in tier 2 after the national lockdown ended on 2 December.

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25th November 2020

Carers Rights Day 2020 – Know Your Rights

Ahead of Carers Rights Day on 26 November, local councils, NHS services and other health and care organisations who deliver integrated care across the county, are working in partnership to recognise, support and value local unpaid carers of all ages.

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23rd November 2020

Film clips showcase how to bond with your newborn baby

Baby massage has long been advised by experts as a way for parents to calm, and bond with, their newborn child. And a new series of videos put together by Dorset HealthCare’s Perinatal Service provides simple, practical tips on how to do it.

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17th November 2020

Lockdown support for foster families and vulnerable care leavers

Foster parents worried about the physical or emotional wellbeing of children in their care can still access support during lockdown.

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9th November 2020

Frontline health and social care staff awarded with ‘Purbeck Petals’

Health, social care and therapy teams across the Isle of Purbeck have been presented with a ‘Purbeck Petal’ by the local community.

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4th November 2020

Visiting hospitals and inpatient units – updated guidance

In line with new Government restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), from Thursday, 5 November, we are no longer allowing visitors into our hospitals and inpatient units expect for certain circumstances

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3rd November 2020

Experienced cleaners required for Dorset’s community hospitals

The county’s community hospitals are calling for experienced cleaners to support our existing teams and help make a difference during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

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2nd November 2020

New national COVID-19 restrictions

Information and guidance on the new restrictions in place from 5 November

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