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1st November 2019

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.

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30th October 2019

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.

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28th October 2019

Celebrate your 'stand-out superstar'

Public nominations are now open for our Better Every Day Awards

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14th October 2019

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.

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10th October 2019

Access Mental Health provides 24/7 help for people struggling to cope

A new range of services is now available across Dorset to provide a rapid response to people in a mental health crisis.

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27th September 2019

Urgent care – there when you need it

When you need urgent health care you want a quick and easy way to access the help you need – and Dorset’s new urgent care service aims to make sure that happens.

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26th September 2019

Harry Redknapp unveils Swanage Hospital’s new radiology department

‘King of the jungle’ and former premier league manager Harry Redknapp was the guest of honour at the grand opening of the refurbished radiology department at Swanage Hospital.

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19th September 2019

Groovy celebrations at Weymouth Hospital

Flower power took over Melcombe Day Hospital in Weymouth when it held its 19th annual garden party to say thank you to local community supporters.

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17th September 2019

Dorchester’s sexual health clinic is on the move

Sexual health services based in Trinity Street, Dorchester, are relocating to Weymouth this month.

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17th September 2019

Green-fingered volunteers support Wimborne hospital

A dedicated team of volunteers from Bournemouth’s Nationwide Building Society recently transformed part of the garden area at the Victoria Hospital in Wimborne.

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6th September 2019

Bravery bears cheer up children at Blandford Hospital

Young patients at Blandford Hospital’s minor injuries unit (MIU) are given a unique reward for being brave – a hand-stitched teddy bear.

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4th September 2019

Community Mental Health Survey 2020

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2nd September 2019

Shaftesbury hospital is set to retain its beds

Inpatient beds at Westminster Memorial Hospital set to stay

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20th August 2019

Celebrating 100 years of Learning Disability Nursing

​This year marks the 100th anniversary of Learning Disability Nursing. To celebrate this milestone our team of Learning Disability Nurses, past and present, gathered together at Bulbury Woods Golf Club.

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9th August 2019

An award-winning idea to help young people cope in the adult world

​Plans to produce a “survival kit” for vulnerable teenagers leaving care and living alone have been given the thumbs-up by local health chiefs.

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8th August 2019

Mental health patient follows his dreams to recovery

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31st July 2019

Dorset HealthCare the first “outstanding” trust of its kind in the South

“Dedicated, compassionate and caring” staff have helped turn Dorset HealthCare into one of the top NHS trusts in the country.

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17th July 2019

Going the ‘extra mile’ for patients in Dorset

Tireless healthcare workers from across Dorset, including a bereavement support group and a team which supports young mums struggling with mental health issues, have been honoured at our awards ceremony.

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17th June 2019

Dorset artwork spearheads national breastfeeding campaign

Popular posters produced by Dorset HealthCare are being used to help encourage mums across the UK to breastfeed their babies.

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13th June 2019

Dorset HealthCare celebrates National Volunteers’ Week

Cake, laughter yoga, wellbeing tips, pass the parcel and a therapy dog all contributed to making Dorset HealthCare’s celebration for volunteers a roaring success.

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