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6th December 2016

'Safewards' initiative at mental health unit gets the Scandinavian thumbs up

A revolutionary new project at a Weymouth mental health unit has helped to create a ‘feel good’ atmosphere and reduce conflict between staff and patients. The Linden Unit, run by Dorset HealthCare at Westhaven Hospital, has become the first ward at the Trust to introduce ‘Safewards’ complete set of interventions designed to make the facility a safer place and boost morale.

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19th September 2016

Dorset's healthcare heroes are honoured at awards ceremony

Outstanding staff and volunteers who go the extra mile to help patients have been honoured at a local healthcare ‘Oscars’ event. The Dorset HealthCare 2016 Heroes Awards celebrated the efforts of workers in services and locations across the county, who have made a real difference over the past year.

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13th September 2016

Fresh approach has made health workers safer at Dorset HealthCare

The number of recorded assaults across Dorset HealthCare has more than halved over the past four years – the biggest reduction at any NHS organisation in the country.

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17th August 2016

Patients reaping the benefit of new minor injuries unit at Bridport

Bridport Community Hospital now boasts a brand new minor injuries unit (MIU) which is giving patients better access to urgent care and treatment.

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11th August 2016

Dorset HealthCare invests heavily in new mental health facility at St. Ann's

A brand new state-of-the-art clinic in Poole for mental health inpatients is helping transform their lives and support them on the road to recovery.

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1st August 2016

Trust to host Dorset HealthCare Heroes Awards and Annual Members Meeting

Dorset HealthCare is giving the public a chance to find out more about the latest developments at the Trust at its Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM) on Wednesday 14 September.

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26th July 2016

Dorset HealthCare transforming the lives of local military veterans in need

Military personnel, reservists, and war veterans suffering with mental health problems and physical injuries are being given better access to health services and facilities in Dorset.

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21st July 2016

Dorset HealthCare leading the way nationally in equality and diversity

Dorset HealthCare has been chosen as a national beacon of good practice in promoting equality and diversity among patients and staff.

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15th July 2016

Over a hundred turn out to mark Yeatman Hospital's historic milestone

More than 160 people have come together to celebrate the 150th birthday of the Yeatman Hospital in Sherborne.

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11th July 2016

Poole Community Clinic's brain injury allotment is growing success

Poole Community Health Clinic is reaping the rewards of an allotment project which is helping to rehabilitate people suffering with brain injuries.

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6th July 2016

'Carers passport' gives extra support to people with dementia

A new scheme allowing carers to spend more time alongside loved ones with dementia is being trialled in three of Dorset’s community hospitals. Dorset HealthCare is introducing a ‘carer’s passport’ system, giving people hospital access outside of regular visiting hours and providing vital support to patients with dementia or memory problems caused by brain injuries and strokes.

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15th June 2016

Dorset HealthCare takes to the streets of Poole to promote child safety

Health visiting teams have been out in Poole town centre raising awareness about every-day child safety risks – and how to avoid them.

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7th June 2016

Minor injury treatment in Wimborne is better than ever

A more spacious, accessible and comfortable Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) is now open at Wimborne’s Victoria Hospital.

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16th May 2016

Help end the stigma about mental health problems

This week (16-22 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week, and people are being urged to bring the subject out of the shadows.

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6th May 2016

Show your appreciation of local nurses in person or online

People around Dorset will have the chance to say ‘thank you’ to hard-working local nurses next week.

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13th April 2016

Mental health patients' work spotlighted in Bournemouth art gallery

A unique art exhibition will showcase the creative talents of local mental health patients later this month.

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11th April 2016

X-tra special radiology unit opens at Blandford Hospital

Patients will benefit from state-of-the-art new X-ray facilities following the completion of a major revamp project at Blandford Community Hospital.

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21st March 2016

Health awards showcase kindness, courage and innovation

Beacons of hope and inspiration for people around Dorset coping with serious illness or injury have been honoured at a unique awards ceremony.

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3rd March 2016

Free help and support available for Dorset carers

A series of free workshops offering practical information and advice for Dorset’s growing army of carers will take place around the county this month. Run by local charity Help and Care, the events are open to anyone who cares for a friend or family member and will provide friendly guidance on key issues such as first aid, dealing with dementia, and coping with terminal illness.

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1st March 2016

New care 'hub' transforms services for people in Weymouth and Portland

A pioneering partnership project is helping to deliver faster, more joined-up care for the frail, the elderly and people with long-term health problems in the Weymouth area.

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