New system helps Dorset hospital patients get ‘Home First’
NHS and social care services in Dorset are teaming up to help people out of hospital more quickly and recover in the comfort of their own homes.
Join the team at Bridport Community Hospital
Bridport Community Hospital is inviting local people to come along to a recruitment event this month and find out more about joining the team as a Bank Registered Nurse or Healthcare Assistant.
World Mental Health Day: local mental health services for local people
For World Mental Health Day on Saturday (10 October), Dorset HealthCare is reminding people that a range of support is available for local people if they need it.
Transformation in health care services highlighted in annual meeting
An online meeting this month will offer people an insight into the way local NHS services are evolving in the face of the COVID-19 virus.
New ’one-stop shop’ for sexual health services in east Dorset
Sexual health services for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole will be brought together in brand new facilities this week, giving people all the help and support they need under one roof.
A gateway to help for teenagers with mental health issues
Young people aged 16-18 in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch who are struggling with their mental health can now seek support direct from Dorset HealthCare.
New phone app supports people with suicidal thoughts
Instant online help is now available for people in Dorset who are struggling to cope and may be contemplating suicide.
Minor injuries services in Dorset – call ahead first
As the August Bank Holiday approaches, people with non-life-threatening health problems are reminded that the temporary changes to Dorset’s Minor Injuries Units (MIUs) remain in place.
Online app launched to support local people with OCD
Adults in Dorset and Southampton with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can now access dedicated support using a digital app called OCDnet.
New dedicated stroke and neurological rehab unit
Dorset County Hospital (DCH) and Dorset HealthCare are jointly providing a new dedicated rehabilitation unit for people recovering from stroke and neurological illnesses or injuries.
Dorset’s school age immunisation programme resumes
Immunisations postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic have started again for school pupils that were in years eight, nine and ten during the 2019/2020 academic year.
Communities and visitors urged to enjoy summer holidays in Dorset safely
Dorset HealthCare and partner agencies in Dorset are urging communities and visitors to the county to enjoy the summer holidays safely
ChatHealth is here for young people across Dorset
Young people across the county can access support in the current unsettling times via a secure and confidential text messaging service called ChatHealth.
Video call support offers Dorset patients a health lifeline
Thousands of Dorset residents forced to stay home by the COVID-19 pandemic are being treated online through a new video consultation system.
Making Dorset carers visible
During this year’s Carers Week (8-14 June) Dorset HealthCare is asking local unpaid carers to recognise the value of what they do – and remember to look after themselves.