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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.