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