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13th June 2018

Poole woman hails the power of the Carers’ Passport

More and more people in Dorset are playing a part in their loved ones’ hospital care thanks to a successful ‘passport’ scheme.

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13th June 2018

Dorset HealthCare's former Chief Nurse receives MBE

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.

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6th June 2018

From payslips to dementia care - the dynamic pensioner who has found her calling as a hospital volunteer

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31st May 2018

Former Blue Peter star ‘blown away’ with hospital radiology revamp

Renowned radio and television presenter Valerie Singleton OBE says she’s absolutely amazed at the transformation of the radiology department at Sherborne’s Yeatman Hospital.

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17th May 2018

Nutrition students help to transform hospital menus

Patients and staff at Poole’s Alderney Hospital are now tucking into tasty, nutritious meals full of locally-sourced ingredients thanks to a joint initiative between hospital staff and students at Bournemouth University.

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27th April 2018

Recovery Education Centre proves big in Japan

Japanese health professionals travelled thousands of miles to see a pioneering Dorset initiative which provides education and training for people affected by mental health problems.

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23rd April 2018

Help us understand the needs of mental health patients

Dorset HealthCare has joined forces with The Patients Association to carry out a study aimed at giving a better understanding of how it feels to be a patient using mental health services.

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13th April 2018

Dorset HealthCare has improved significantly, say CQC inspectors

Dorset HealthCare has been rated ‘good’ by England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals after making significant improvements to the quality of services for patients.

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10th April 2018

Thinking of a career in the NHS? Come and find out more

First-hand knowledge and experience of working in roles across the NHS will be available at a special careers event in Poole next week.

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26th March 2018

Inspirational patient recoveries celebrate “hope and triumph over despair”

A prestigious health awards ceremony organised by Dorset HealthCare has showcased moving stories of people living in Dorset who have recovered from serious illness and injury. The annual Road to Wellness Awards, launched back in 2013, celebrates people who have battled to overcome debilitating physical or mental health problems – or helped others to do so.

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22nd March 2018

Dorset takes top prize in NHS research awards

An NHS research study looking into the rehabilitation of knee replacement patients across Dorset has won a prestigious award, thanks to the collaborative work of Dorset HealthCare and Dorset County Hospital.

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20th March 2018

Monkey World goes ape over Trust donation

A gift of old curtains and disposable medical supplies from Dorset HealthCare has been welcomed by primates large and small at Monkey World.

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6th March 2018

‘Triangle of Care’ provides more recognition and support for mental health carers

A new scheme to strengthen the role of carers in looking after people with mental health problems has been introduced across Dorset. Dorset HealthCare has signed up to the Triangle of Care approach, which aims to improve communication between health professionals, service users and their carers – sharing knowledge to help make the right decisions and aid recovery.

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5th March 2018

Severe weather update - back to business as usual

​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.

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28th February 2018

Trust’s successful breastfeeding campaign heads to Parliament

The latest phase of a pioneering initiative by Dorset HealthCare to encourage more women to breastfeed has been showcased at the Houses of Parliament.

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22nd February 2018

Tell us what you think about our quality improvement priorities for 2018/19

Tell us what you think about our quality improvement priorities for 2018/19

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22nd January 2018

Dorset leads the way for patient experience in mental health

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.

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15th January 2018

Help to celebrate outstanding recoveries from major health setbacks

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.

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3rd January 2018

Make the right decision to stay well this winter

​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.

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20th December 2017

Dorset MP backs new NHS Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Network

MP Conor Burns says a new initiative supporting NHS staff and patients who are gay, bisexual or transgender can help combat stigma in Dorset.

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