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BCP Council and Dorset Council are now in tier 2 after the national lockdown ended on 2 December.
Ahead of Carers Rights Day on 26 November, local councils, NHS services and other health and care organisations who deliver integrated care across the county, are working in partnership to recognise, support and value local unpaid carers of all ages.
Baby massage has long been advised by experts as a way for parents to calm, and bond with, their newborn child. And a new series of videos put together by Dorset HealthCare’s Perinatal Service provides simple, practical tips on how to do it.
Foster parents worried about the physical or emotional wellbeing of children in their care can still access support during lockdown.
Health, social care and therapy teams across the Isle of Purbeck have been presented with a ‘Purbeck Petal’ by the local community.
In line with new Government restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), from Thursday, 5 November, we are no longer allowing visitors into our hospitals and inpatient units expect for certain circumstances
The county’s community hospitals are calling for experienced cleaners to support our existing teams and help make a difference during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
Information and guidance on the new restrictions in place from 5 November
NHS and social care services in Dorset are teaming up to help people out of hospital more quickly and recover in the comfort of their own homes.
Bridport Community Hospital is inviting local people to come along to a recruitment event this month and find out more about joining the team as a Bank Registered Nurse or Healthcare Assistant.
For World Mental Health Day on Saturday (10 October), Dorset HealthCare is reminding people that a range of support is available for local people if they need it.
An online meeting this month will offer people an insight into the way local NHS services are evolving in the face of the COVID-19 virus.
Parents are being urged to make sure their children are protected against the flu as winter approaches.
Sexual health services for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole will be brought together in brand new facilities this week, giving people all the help and support they need under one roof.
Young people aged 16-18 in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch who are struggling with their mental health can now seek support direct from Dorset HealthCare.
Instant online help is now available for people in Dorset who are struggling to cope and may be contemplating suicide.
As the August Bank Holiday approaches, people with non-life-threatening health problems are reminded that the temporary changes to Dorset’s Minor Injuries Units (MIUs) remain in place.
Adults in Dorset and Southampton with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can now access dedicated support using a digital app called OCDnet.
Dorset County Hospital (DCH) and Dorset HealthCare are jointly providing a new dedicated rehabilitation unit for people recovering from stroke and neurological illnesses or injuries.