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28th September 2022

Join thousands of people in Dorset having their COVID-19 booster jab

The autumn drive to boost our immunity against COVID -19 is underway, with a great initial take-up in Dorset

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26th September 2022

Nominate your Dorset HealthCare ‘stand-out superstar’

People who have received extra-special care or support from local NHS staff or volunteers are being asked to nominate their ‘stand-out superstar’ for Dorset HealthCare’s 2022 Better Every Day Awards.

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23rd September 2022

New chemotherapy outreach service at Bridport Hospital

The service, run by Dorset County Hospital (DCH) and based at Bridport Hospital, will allow patients in the town and surrounding area to receive chemotherapy and other cancer treatments closer to home.

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8th September 2022

Mourning Her Majesty the Queen

Information about our services on the day of Her Majesty The Queen's state funeral (Monday, 19 September)

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8th September 2022

NHS trusts agree to appoint a joint Chief Executive and joint Chair

Dorset HealthCare and Dorset County Hospital have agreed to appoint both a joint Chief Executive and a joint Chair to lead the two organisations.

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7th September 2022

‘Coming Out of My Shell’ art exhibition

A unique art exhibition entitled ‘Coming Out of My Shell’ is to be held at the Shire Hall Museum in Dorchester showcasing the creative talents of people who are supported by Dorset HealthCare’s mental health services.

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2nd September 2022

Public invited to view designs for new NHS unit at Alumhurst Road

Dorset HealthCare is inviting local residents to view plans for a new building on its Alumhurst Road site in Bournemouth at a public engagement event on Monday, 5 September.

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30th August 2022

Join your local NHS hospital and make a difference

An open day at Westhaven Community Hospital in Weymouth on 21 September will showcase the many job roles available there which make such a difference to the local community.

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16th August 2022

Bridport Hospital MIU closed over the coming weekends

The Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) at Bridport Hospital will be closed over the next three weekends (spanning 20 August to 3 September, inclusive) due to staffing pressures.

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5th August 2022

Bridport Hospital MIU will be closed from 6 - 8 August

Due to COVID-related staff absences, the Minor Injuries Unit at Bridport Hospital will be closed this weekend (Saturday and Sunday, 6-7 August) and Monday, 8 August.

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5th August 2022

Getting help from Steps2Wellbeing just got easier

Digital assistant Wysa is here to help local people refer themselves for treatment when they are feeling low, stressed or anxious.

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29th July 2022

COVID’s still hanging around – let’s get the jab done

With COVID-19 still spreading in our communities there are lots of opportunities to grab whichever jab you need at Dorset’s network of vaccination centres and hubs.

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22nd July 2022

Festival spreads the word that we all have a right to mental wellbeing

Staff from Steps2Wellbeing, a local NHS mental wellbeing service, attended the Southampton’s Mela Festival to encourage people from all backgrounds to talk about their mental health.

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15th July 2022

Health leaders urge people to look after themselves and each other during the heatwave

Information and tips to stay safe in the sun and the heat

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6th July 2022

Dementia awareness events will support people who need help and advice

Organisations providing dementia care in Dorset are kicking off a series of information roadshows this month for local people who need support.

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16th June 2022

Blandford Hospital offering weekend COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Timings for COVID-19 spring booster jabs at a new ‘pop-up’ vaccination centre in Blandford Hospital’s Outpatients Department have now been finalised and can be booked on the NHS National Booking Site and walk-ins are also available.

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14th June 2022

Wimborne’s community hospital celebrates national accreditation

Wimborne’s Victoria Hospital has met national accreditation standards for its gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy services once again.

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13th June 2022

NHS mental health support available for the LGBT community

People who struggle with their mental health because of social stigmas around their sexuality or gender identity are being urged to seek support during Pride Month.

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9th June 2022

Blandford Hospital offers weekend COVID-19 booster jabs for over-75s

Over-75s in Dorset are now able to receive their COVID-19 spring booster jab at a new ‘pop-up’ vaccination centre in Blandford Hospital.

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1st June 2022

Vaccination options over the Jubilee bank holiday

Access to COVID-19 vaccinations will be limited over the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday this weekend (2-5 June).

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