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26th February 2024

Dorset trusts taking part in groundbreaking stroke rehab trial

Dorset HealthCare has joined forces with University Hospitals Dorset (UHD) for a pioneering trial of a treatment to help people regain use of their arms after a stroke.

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8th February 2024

Extra services coming to Blandford Hospital part of £2.9 million revamp

Refurbishment work is underway at Blandford Hospital to improve and increase the range of services available there.

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31st January 2024

Dorset leads the way in answering NHS 111 calls

People needing medical help in Dorset are urged to call NHS 111, with new figures showing the local service has the quickest response times in the country.

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29th January 2024

Access Wellbeing Poole opens its doors

New town centre hub will provide a welcoming space to find support, whatever is on your mind

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28th December 2023

Keeping residents ‘heart healthy’ with a state-of-the-art cardiac machine

Wimborne’s Victoria Hospital has taken heart from the arrival of a new ‘echo’ machine, thanks to a generous donation by its League of Friends charity group.

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20th December 2023

Mental health support available in the new year

Dorset’s Access Mental Health services will be open as usual during the festive period to provide support for anyone struggling to cope, feeling low, anxious or heading towards a crisis.

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18th December 2023

Work begins on major new mental health facilities for Dorset

‘Spade in the ground’ ceremonies have heralded the start of work on two building schemes which will greatly enhance services for people struggling with severe mental health issues in Dorset.

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12th December 2023

The final countdown for this year’s covid and flu vaccine bookings

With just a few days to go until online bookings for COVID and flu vaccines close, the NHS is urging anyone else who is eligible to book an appointment ahead of Christmas.

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8th December 2023

Accommodation helps mental health patients readjust to community life

A new ‘step-down’ mental health support facility is to open in Shaftesbury, the first of its kind in Dorset.

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10th November 2023

Dorset GP practices provide ‘better care for carers’

A group of local GP practices have been honoured for the work they do to support patients who are unpaid carers.

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25th October 2023

Enhanced care coming for stroke patients in Dorset

Specialist support services are being introduced in Dorset to help people recover from the debilitating effects of a stroke.

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25th October 2023

Building Dorset HealthCare’s NHS services for the future

Find out more about what’s been happening in the last year, and what’s planned for the future, at our Annual Members’ Meeting – the first in-person AMM since the pandemic

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9th October 2023

Poole woman shares mental health story and urges others to seek help

This World Mental Health Day (10 October), a Poole resident says her positive experience of local NHS counselling can be a beacon of hope for others who are struggling.

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5th October 2023

Dorset kicks off vaccine roll-out ahead of winter

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5th October 2023

Swanage MIU to continue with slightly reduced opening hours

The minor injuries unit at Swanage Hospital will continue to run with slightly reduced opening hours (9am-6pm).

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2nd October 2023

BBC award for local hero Joy

Carer and mental health champion Joy Ford has been honoured at the BBC’s ‘Make a Difference’ Awards recognising outstanding contributions to local communities.

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14th September 2023

Yeatman Hospital showcases school artwork in celebration of the Friends’ 70th anniversary

Artwork made up of 70 embroidered hoops created by pupils at Sherborne Girls’ School is on display at the town’s Yeatman Hospital.

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11th September 2023

Join our panel and help support local mental health patients

Detaining people under the Mental Health Act is a big responsibility – and caring, empathetic local people are needed to ensure this is done wisely and appropriately.

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6th September 2023

Reach out to someone who may need help – it could save their life

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday (10 September), Dorset HealthCare is urging people to reach out to anyone who might be struggling.

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24th August 2023

Paddle-boarding therapist makes a splash for charity

Bournemouth children’s speech and language therapist Rachel Harrison has paddle-boarded the River Thames to raise awareness of developmental language disorder (DLD).

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