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11th June 2019

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.

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1st June 2019

Volunteers' Week 2019

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29th May 2019

New provider for health services in the Lyme Regis area

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20th May 2019

Dragons’ Den annual staff innovation competition 2019

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22nd March 2019

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.

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11th March 2019

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.

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6th March 2019

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.

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4th March 2019

Radiology revamp underway at Swanage Hospital

Patients at Swanage Hospital will soon have access to some of the most advanced digital X-ray technology in the world.

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1st March 2019

Criminal justice support service extended until at least 2022

The future of one of Dorset’s most successful mental health services is looking bright after it was awarded a new contract by NHS England.

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27th February 2019

Learn more about NHS service changes in West Dorset

Two public drop-in events in Bridport will outline how the relocation of some NHS day services to Dorchester will help reduce waiting times and improve services for patients.

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6th February 2019

State-of-the-art mother and baby unit for Dorset gets the green light

Care for women dealing with mental health issues before and after childbirth is set to improve significantly thanks to a state-of-the-art perinatal mother and baby unit planned for Poole.

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24th January 2019

Have your say on our new Quality Priorities

Tell us what you think about our quality improvement priorities for 2018/19

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14th January 2019

Community support workers reach out to residents in rural Dorset

A dedicated team of community support workers has been set up to provide short term care to frail and vulnerable people living in the most remote parts of North Dorset.

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2nd January 2019

Trust leading the way in community mental health care

Dorset HealthCare has been rated as one of the top four NHS trusts in the country which are providing an extremely high level of care for people with mental illness.

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2nd January 2019

Armed forces health champion Andy is awarded the MBE

Tireless work to improve the lives of Dorset’s military veterans and serving personnel has earned Andy Gritt an MBE in the New Years’ Honours List.

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18th December 2018

Next Chief Executive appointed to lead Dorset HealthCare

Andy Willis, Chair of Dorset HealthCare, has announced the appointment of Eugine Yafele as the Trust’s next Chief Executive, following approval by its Council of Governors.

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11th December 2018

£15 million awarded to Dorset’s Integrated Health and Care System

A total of £15.2 million has been awarded to Dorset’s Integrated Care System by the Department of Health to continue the major programme of transformation and improvement in the county’s health services.

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5th December 2018

Learn more about mental health services and support our patients

Detaining people under the Mental Health Act is a big responsibility and Dorset HealthCare needs empathetic, hardworking local people to ensure they only do this in the appropriate cases.

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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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