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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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11th June 2019

Online mental health support for children and young people

A brand new website is now up and running offering advice and information for young people with mental health issues in Dorset, as well as their relatives or carers.

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1st June 2019

Volunteers' Week 2019

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29th May 2019

New provider for health services in the Lyme Regis area

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20th May 2019

Dragons’ Den annual staff innovation competition 2019

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22nd March 2019

Ten years and counting for Trust’s Steps to Wellbeing service

Dorset HealthCare is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of its popular and ever-growing Steps to Wellbeing mental health service.

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11th March 2019

New volunteer project will support patients and their families at the end of life

Dorset has been chosen to help lead a national drive to develop volunteering programmes in support of the NHS.

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6th March 2019

New pop-up café helping mental health patients find the perfect blend for recovery

Staff at St Ann’s Hospital, in Poole, have come up with a novel way to support people struggling with mental health issues, and help them get their lives back on track.

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4th March 2019

Radiology revamp underway at Swanage Hospital

Patients at Swanage Hospital will soon have access to some of the most advanced digital X-ray technology in the world.

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1st March 2019

Criminal justice support service extended until at least 2022

The future of one of Dorset’s most successful mental health services is looking bright after it was awarded a new contract by NHS England.

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27th February 2019

Learn more about NHS service changes in West Dorset

Two public drop-in events in Bridport will outline how the relocation of some NHS day services to Dorchester will help reduce waiting times and improve services for patients.

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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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