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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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29th November 2017

Inspirational Dorset teens share their experiences in moving health and wellbeing podcasts

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.

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27th November 2017

Poole doctor dons running shoes in aid of health awards

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.

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14th November 2017

‘Carer’s passport’ gives extra support to hospital patients in Dorset

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.

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7th November 2017

​Dissociative Identity Disorder Training for Service Users and Carers

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3rd November 2017

Dorset’s Leg Ulcer Service celebrates 20 years of care

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.

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25th October 2017

The gloves are off as Frank Bruno backs award-winning mental health initiative

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.

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17th October 2017

​Come and find out about the great career opportunities in the NHS

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.

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12th October 2017

Dementia - ​First Admiral Nurse service launches in Dorset

Families living with dementia in Purbeck now have access to specialist dementia support – thanks to incredible local fundraising efforts.

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22nd September 2017

​Falls clinic helps people to get back on their feet – and stay there

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

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22nd September 2017

"​A very positive step forward” – Dorset HealthCare’s response to the Clinical Services Review decisions

The NHS Dorset CCG Governing Body has approved the recommendations on the Clinical Services Review and Mental Health Acute Care Pathway Review.

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18th September 2017

​Inspirational patient care is showcased at local health awards

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.

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14th September 2017

A theatrical grand opening for Blandford Hospital’s new end of life care unit

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.

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7th September 2017

AFC Bournemouth and Dorset HealthCare join forces to give young Cherries fan new lease of life

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.

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4th September 2017

Local young people have their say about mental health

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.

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17th August 2017

Four-legged Lofty spreads a little happiness at Blandford Hospital

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.

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14th August 2017

We’re in! Sports stars help showcase Dragons’ Den healthcare project

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.

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