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.
Dorset HealthCare the first “outstanding” trust of its kind in the South
“Dedicated, compassionate and caring” staff have helped turn Dorset HealthCare into one of the top NHS trusts in the country.
Going the ‘extra mile’ for patients in Dorset
Tireless healthcare workers from across Dorset, including a bereavement support group and a team which supports young mums struggling with mental health issues, have been honoured at our awards ceremony.
Dorset artwork spearheads national breastfeeding campaign
Popular posters produced by Dorset HealthCare are being used to help encourage mums across the UK to breastfeed their babies.
Dorset HealthCare celebrates National Volunteers’ Week
Cake, laughter yoga, wellbeing tips, pass the parcel and a therapy dog all contributed to making Dorset HealthCare’s celebration for volunteers a roaring success.
Online mental health support for children and young people
A brand new website is now up and running offering advice and information for young people with mental health issues in Dorset, as well as their relatives or carers.
Ten years and counting for Trust’s Steps to Wellbeing service
Dorset HealthCare is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of its popular and ever-growing Steps to Wellbeing mental health service.
New volunteer project will support patients and their families at the end of life
Dorset has been chosen to help lead a national drive to develop volunteering programmes in support of the NHS.
New pop-up café helping mental health patients find the perfect blend for recovery
Staff at St Ann’s Hospital, in Poole, have come up with a novel way to support people struggling with mental health issues, and help them get their lives back on track.