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18th December 2018

Next Chief Executive appointed to lead Dorset HealthCare

Andy Willis, Chair of Dorset HealthCare, has announced the appointment of Eugine Yafele as the Trust’s next Chief Executive, following approval by its Council of Governors.

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11th December 2018

£15 million awarded to Dorset’s Integrated Health and Care System

A total of £15.2 million has been awarded to Dorset’s Integrated Care System by the Department of Health to continue the major programme of transformation and improvement in the county’s health services.

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5th December 2018

Learn more about mental health services and support our patients

Detaining people under the Mental Health Act is a big responsibility and Dorset HealthCare needs empathetic, hardworking local people to ensure they only do this in the appropriate cases.

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4th December 2018

Join the conversation about health services on Portland

A series of public meetings have been announced to discuss the development of health and care services on Portland.

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3rd December 2018

End-of-life care accolade for Dorset mental health wards

​Two wards at Alderney Hospital in Poole are leading the way in helping elderly dementia patients spend their final days in dignity and peace. Staff working on Herm and St. Brelades wards have been awarded Gold Standard Framework (GSF) accreditation – making them the first elderly care mental health units in the country to earn the status.

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23rd November 2018

National acclaim for inspirational ‘Health Uncovered’ teen podcasts

A series of popular podcasts which explore the emotional and physical health problems faced by young people in Dorset and across the country, has scooped a national award.

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21st November 2018

Response to a decision by the Bournemouth Borough Council Planning Board

The Planning Board (19 November 2018) deferred its decision on the proposed expansion of mental health facilities for young people on the Alumhurst Road site (also known as the Herbert Hospital) until members can visit the site.

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16th November 2018

Dorset needs the best mental health care for its young people

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12th November 2018

Learn about local career opportunities in the NHS

If you are thinking of a career in the NHS, a special event in Poole this month will provide an insight into the huge array of opportunities available.

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31st October 2018

Trust recognised for valuing staff with disabilities

Dorset HealthCare is proud to have been awarded Disability Confident Employer status, showing a commitment to improving the way it attracts, recruits and supports people with a disability.

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25th October 2018

New unit needed to help local young people with mental health problems

The Dorset Mental Health Forum and Police & Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill are backing plans for the creation of a local psychiatric intensive care unit for children and young people.

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18th October 2018

International Anti-Slavery Day - 18 October 2018

Every day, NHS staff come into contact with people from across the globe. With more than one million people accessing NHS funded services every 36 hours, the 1.5million staff who work in our NHS, not just in hospitals, but in places where people live their lives, will come into contact with modern slaves. Slavery is all around us, but we simply don’t recognise the signs. It is in our hands, and yet we can be indecisive about whether or not to get involved. To change that, we do not face a problem of ignorance but of awareness.

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1st October 2018

Have your say on the future of health and care services in Portland

People in Portland can have their say on the future of health and care services on the island at a series of public meetings this month.

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27th September 2018

Response to claims about the future of Portland Hospital

There are no plans to sell Portland Hospital.

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19th September 2018

Healthcare awards provide cash boost for Dorset sexual health outreach service

The Dorset Working Women’s Project, which provides sexual health services to vulnerable people across the county, was one of the big winners at Dorset HealthCare’s Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM).

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3rd September 2018

Dragons’ Den 2018 – who’s in the final?

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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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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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