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4th December 2018

Join the conversation about health services on Portland

A series of public meetings have been announced to discuss the development of health and care services on Portland.

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3rd December 2018

End-of-life care accolade for Dorset mental health wards

​Two wards at Alderney Hospital in Poole are leading the way in helping elderly dementia patients spend their final days in dignity and peace. Staff working on Herm and St. Brelades wards have been awarded Gold Standard Framework (GSF) accreditation – making them the first elderly care mental health units in the country to earn the status.

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23rd November 2018

National acclaim for inspirational ‘Health Uncovered’ teen podcasts

A series of popular podcasts which explore the emotional and physical health problems faced by young people in Dorset and across the country, has scooped a national award.

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21st November 2018

Response to a decision by the Bournemouth Borough Council Planning Board

The Planning Board (19 November 2018) deferred its decision on the proposed expansion of mental health facilities for young people on the Alumhurst Road site (also known as the Herbert Hospital) until members can visit the site.

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16th November 2018

Dorset needs the best mental health care for its young people

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31st October 2018

Trust recognised for valuing staff with disabilities

Dorset HealthCare is proud to have been awarded Disability Confident Employer status, showing a commitment to improving the way it attracts, recruits and supports people with a disability.

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25th October 2018

New unit needed to help local young people with mental health problems

The Dorset Mental Health Forum and Police & Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill are backing plans for the creation of a local psychiatric intensive care unit for children and young people.

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1st October 2018

Have your say on the future of health and care services in Portland

People in Portland can have their say on the future of health and care services on the island at a series of public meetings this month.

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27th September 2018

Response to claims about the future of Portland Hospital

There are no plans to sell Portland Hospital.

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16th August 2018

Poole musician ‘reborn’ as Trust helps give him back the gift of hearing

A deaf local musician has described the moment he was able to hear again as a ‘sensory eureka moment’ – and it’s all thanks to Dorset HealthCare.

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20th July 2018

Patients in Weymouth take to tango to aid their recovery from surgery

It’s a case of grabbing a partner and putting your best foot forward for people recovering from surgery in the Weymouth area, where dance classes are helping them bounce back to full fitness.

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5th July 2018

Armed Forces Team scoop top honour at prestigious NHS70 awards

Dorset’s Armed Forces Community Health and Wellbeing Team has been presented with a top accolade at the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards for its work in mental health.

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27th June 2018

UNICEF joins Trust’s breastfeeding poster crusade

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is the latest big name to lend their support to a pioneering initiative by Dorset HealthCare to encourage more women to breastfeed.

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19th June 2018

Weymouth chosen to host a flagship Urgent Treatment Centre

Weymouth Community Hospital has been designated to run one of the first 150 NHS Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs) operating across the country.

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13th June 2018

Poole woman hails the power of the Carers’ Passport

More and more people in Dorset are playing a part in their loved ones’ hospital care thanks to a successful ‘passport’ scheme.

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31st May 2018

Former Blue Peter star ‘blown away’ with hospital radiology revamp

Renowned radio and television presenter Valerie Singleton OBE says she’s absolutely amazed at the transformation of the radiology department at Sherborne’s Yeatman Hospital.

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27th April 2018

Recovery Education Centre proves big in Japan

Japanese health professionals travelled thousands of miles to see a pioneering Dorset initiative which provides education and training for people affected by mental health problems.

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23rd April 2018

Help us understand the needs of mental health patients

Dorset HealthCare has joined forces with The Patients Association to carry out a study aimed at giving a better understanding of how it feels to be a patient using mental health services.

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13th April 2018

Dorset HealthCare has improved significantly, say CQC inspectors

Dorset HealthCare has been rated ‘good’ by England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals after making significant improvements to the quality of services for patients.

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26th March 2018

Inspirational patient recoveries celebrate “hope and triumph over despair”

A prestigious health awards ceremony organised by Dorset HealthCare has showcased moving stories of people living in Dorset who have recovered from serious illness and injury. The annual Road to Wellness Awards, launched back in 2013, celebrates people who have battled to overcome debilitating physical or mental health problems – or helped others to do so.

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