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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 website produced by Dorset HealthCare and partner organisations that brings local community support services together to help the homeless is having a big impact in the county.
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.
Dorset’s Armed Forces Community Health and Wellbeing Team has been presented with a top accolade at the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards for its work in mental health.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is the latest big name to lend their support to a pioneering initiative by Dorset HealthCare to encourage more women to breastfeed.
Sexual health services across Dorset are being reorganised to meet demand and give people faster, more effective support.
Weymouth Community Hospital has been designated to run one of the first 150 NHS Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs) operating across the country.
More and more people in Dorset are playing a part in their loved ones’ hospital care thanks to a successful ‘passport’ scheme.
Renowned radio and television presenter Valerie Singleton OBE says she’s absolutely amazed at the transformation of the radiology department at Sherborne’s Yeatman Hospital.
Patients and staff at Poole’s Alderney Hospital are now tucking into tasty, nutritious meals full of locally-sourced ingredients thanks to a joint initiative between hospital staff and students at Bournemouth University.
Japanese health professionals travelled thousands of miles to see a pioneering Dorset initiative which provides education and training for people affected by mental health problems.
Dorset HealthCare has joined forces with The Patients Association to carry out a study aimed at giving a better understanding of how it feels to be a patient using mental health services.