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16th August 2018

Poole musician ‘reborn’ as Trust helps give him back the gift of hearing

A deaf local musician has described the moment he was able to hear again as a ‘sensory eureka moment’ – and it’s all thanks to Dorset HealthCare.

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8th August 2018

Top TV medical expert headlines healthcare celebration event

‚ÄčTV doctor and health coach Helen Lawal will be the guest speaker at Dorset HealthCare’s Annual Members’ Meeting next month.

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20th July 2018

Patients in Weymouth take to tango to aid their recovery from surgery

It’s a case of grabbing a partner and putting your best foot forward for people recovering from surgery in the Weymouth area, where dance classes are helping them bounce back to full fitness.

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11th July 2018

National award joy for Dorset’s Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Service

An NHS team which supports people through the criminal justice system with mental health issues, learning disabilities and other vulnerabilities has won a national award for patient safety.

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10th July 2018

Will you get a special edition Royal Mint 10p coin at a Dorset HealthCare site?

Dorset HealthCare is one of just two trusts in the south west to partner with The Royal Mint for the release of a limited number of special ‘NHS’ design 10p coins.

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5th July 2018

Armed Forces Team scoop top honour at prestigious NHS70 awards

Dorset’s Armed Forces Community Health and Wellbeing Team has been presented with a top accolade at the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards for its work in mental health.

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3rd July 2018

Join in a local ‘7-Tea’ party to celebrate the NHS

Community hospitals around Dorset are throwing birthday parties this summer to mark 70 years of the NHS.

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27th June 2018

UNICEF joins Trust’s breastfeeding poster crusade

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is the latest big name to lend their support to a pioneering initiative by Dorset HealthCare to encourage more women to breastfeed.

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22nd June 2018

Changes to Dorset’s sexual health clinics

Sexual health services across Dorset are being reorganised to meet demand and give people faster, more effective support.

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19th June 2018

Weymouth chosen to host a flagship Urgent Treatment Centre

Weymouth Community Hospital has been designated to run one of the first 150 NHS Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs) operating across the country.

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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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