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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.
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.
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.
A series of public meetings have been announced to discuss the development of health and care services on Portland.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are no plans to sell Portland Hospital.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.