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11th February 2019

Fancy a career with the NHS in Dorset? Find out more at Bournemouth Library

Rewarding jobs which make a real difference to people’s lives will be on offer when Dorset HealthCare hosts a special recruitment open day this week.

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6th February 2019

State-of-the-art mother and baby unit for Dorset gets the green light

Care for women dealing with mental health issues before and after childbirth is set to improve significantly thanks to a state-of-the-art perinatal mother and baby unit planned for Poole.

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24th January 2019

Have your say on our new Quality Priorities

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

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14th January 2019

Community support workers reach out to residents in rural Dorset

A dedicated team of community support workers has been set up to provide short term care to frail and vulnerable people living in the most remote parts of North Dorset.

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2nd January 2019

Trust leading the way in community mental health care

Dorset HealthCare has been rated as one of the top four NHS trusts in the country which are providing an extremely high level of care for people with mental illness.

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2nd January 2019

Armed forces health champion Andy is awarded the MBE

Tireless work to improve the lives of Dorset’s military veterans and serving personnel has earned Andy Gritt an MBE in the New Years’ Honours List.

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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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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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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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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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