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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dorset takes top prize in NHS research awards
An NHS research study looking into the rehabilitation of knee replacement patients across Dorset has won a prestigious award, thanks to the collaborative work of Dorset HealthCare and Dorset County Hospital.
‘Triangle of Care’ provides more recognition and support for mental health carers
A new scheme to strengthen the role of carers in looking after people with mental health problems has been introduced across Dorset. Dorset HealthCare has signed up to the Triangle of Care approach, which aims to improve communication between health professionals, service users and their carers – sharing knowledge to help make the right decisions and aid recovery.