Learn about healthcare services for the future at an online meeting

4th October 2021

New ways of delivering local healthcare services developed during the COVID-19 pandemic will be spotlighted at an online meeting this month.

Dorset HealthCare, which provides community-based physical and mental health NHS services across the county, is holding its Annual Members’ Meeting on Wednesday, 20 October.

The webinar-style event will reflect on how the Trust has helped to turn the tide against the COVID-19 virus locally by delivering the county’s mass vaccination service.

And it will also look ahead to future developments, outlining how the Trust is making the most of technology to meet the needs of local patients and service users.

Trust Chair Andy Willis, who will host the meeting, said:

“The AMM will take stock of how we’ve adapted our services to continue providing the support that so many people depend upon. And we’ll also look ahead at our vision for future services that will continue to empower people to make the most of their lives.

“As happened last year, the meeting will again take place online, via Microsoft Teams. While we are disappointed not to be meeting local people face to face, we know that this is the right thing to do when there are still health risks from larger gatherings as we go into winter.

“Last year’s ‘virtual’ event worked well, and we’re confident it will be just as successful this time around. We hope lots of local people log in to the meeting, learn more about our services and put their questions to us.”

The event will also include a presentation from Chief Executive Eugine Yafele and a report on the past year by the Trust’s Council of Governors.

Anyone can log in to the meeting, and there will be an opportunity to submit questions too. It will be held on Microsoft Teams from 3.30-5pm, though you don’t need a Teams account to take part.

If you would like to attend, just register your interest at www.dorsethealthcare.nhs.uk/AMM and we’ll email you a meeting link and details of what you need to do.

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