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6th January 2020

New van offers refuge and support to people on the streets

Vulnerable young people, sex workers and others at risk of harm and exploitation on the streets of Bournemouth can now seek help and advice from a new outreach van service.

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31st December 2019

Learning Disability Nurses mark 100 years of the profession

To celebrate a century of learning disability nursing, local nurses past and present gathered at Bulbury Woods Golf Club near Poole.

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23rd December 2019

Miniature farm brings big joy to mental health patients

Fur and feathered therapy was the order of the day when a miniature farm visited Pebble Lodge, the children and young people’s inpatient mental health unit in Bournemouth.

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18th December 2019

Mental health services open 24/7 during Christmas and New Year

Dorset’s Access Mental Health services will be open as usual during Christmas and New Year to support those struggling to cope, heading towards a breakdown or even feeling suicidal.

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17th December 2019

Helping the homeless this winter

Staff at Dorset HealthCare donated 40 bags of clothing and food to support local homeless people.

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1st November 2019

A decade of ‘Steps’ towards better mental health

Steps to Wellbeing, a mental health support service which has helped thousands of people, has celebrated its 10th birthday.

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30th October 2019

Sherborne’s community hospital wins national award

A ward at Sherborne’s Yeatman Hospital has impressed judges to become the first-ever ‘Hospital Ward of the Year’ for end-of-life care.

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28th October 2019

Celebrate your 'stand-out superstar'

Public nominations are now open for our Better Every Day Awards

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14th October 2019

Changes to immunisation consent for children

All children across Dorset should have now received information from the school they attend about this year’s immunisations.

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10th October 2019

Access Mental Health provides 24/7 help for people struggling to cope

A new range of services is now available across Dorset to provide a rapid response to people in a mental health crisis.

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27th September 2019

Urgent care – there when you need it

When you need urgent health care you want a quick and easy way to access the help you need – and Dorset’s new urgent care service aims to make sure that happens.

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26th September 2019

Harry Redknapp unveils Swanage Hospital’s new radiology department

‘King of the jungle’ and former premier league manager Harry Redknapp was the guest of honour at the grand opening of the refurbished radiology department at Swanage Hospital.

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19th September 2019

Groovy celebrations at Weymouth Hospital

Flower power took over Melcombe Day Hospital in Weymouth when it held its 19th annual garden party to say thank you to local community supporters.

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17th September 2019

Dorchester’s sexual health clinic is on the move

Sexual health services based in Trinity Street, Dorchester, are relocating to Weymouth this month.

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17th September 2019

Green-fingered volunteers support Wimborne hospital

A dedicated team of volunteers from Bournemouth’s Nationwide Building Society recently transformed part of the garden area at the Victoria Hospital in Wimborne.

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6th September 2019

Bravery bears cheer up children at Blandford Hospital

Young patients at Blandford Hospital’s minor injuries unit (MIU) are given a unique reward for being brave – a hand-stitched teddy bear.

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4th September 2019

Community Mental Health Survey 2020

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2nd September 2019

Shaftesbury hospital is set to retain its beds

Inpatient beds at Westminster Memorial Hospital set to stay

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20th August 2019

Celebrating 100 years of Learning Disability Nursing

​This year marks the 100th anniversary of Learning Disability Nursing. To celebrate this milestone our team of Learning Disability Nurses, past and present, gathered together at Bulbury Woods Golf Club.

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9th August 2019

An award-winning idea to help young people cope in the adult world

​Plans to produce a “survival kit” for vulnerable teenagers leaving care and living alone have been given the thumbs-up by local health chiefs.

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