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2nd October 2023

BBC award for local hero Joy

Carer and mental health champion Joy Ford has been honoured at the BBC’s ‘Make a Difference’ Awards recognising outstanding contributions to local communities.

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14th September 2023

Yeatman Hospital showcases school artwork in celebration of the Friends’ 70th anniversary

Artwork made up of 70 embroidered hoops created by pupils at Sherborne Girls’ School is on display at the town’s Yeatman Hospital.

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11th September 2023

Join our panel and help support local mental health patients

Detaining people under the Mental Health Act is a big responsibility – and caring, empathetic local people are needed to ensure this is done wisely and appropriately.

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6th September 2023

Reach out to someone who may need help – it could save their life

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday (10 September), Dorset HealthCare is urging people to reach out to anyone who might be struggling.

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24th August 2023

Paddle-boarding therapist makes a splash for charity

Bournemouth children’s speech and language therapist Rachel Harrison has paddle-boarded the River Thames to raise awareness of developmental language disorder (DLD).

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9th August 2023

NHS efforts to welcome international staff recognised with award

Dorset HealthCare is the first NHS trust in Dorset to be acknowledged for its dedication to embracing and supporting internationally-educated nurses.

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27th July 2023

Wimborne school pupils unleash creativity to celebrate the NHS

Schoolchildren in Wimborne have been celebrating 75 years of the NHS by taking part in a poster competition organised by the Friends of Victoria Hospital (FVHW).

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24th July 2023

Dorset near the top of the booster vaccination league

Dorset was among the best performing areas in the country in vaccinating our most vulnerable residents against COVID-19 this spring.

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20th July 2023

Bringing people with aphasia together

A new support group for people with aphasia, a language disorder which affects our ability to communicate, launches in Bournemouth next week.

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18th July 2023

NHS workers’ spare pennies are heaven for Julia’s House

Local NHS staff at Dorset HealthCare have raised more than £20,000 for children’s hospice Julia’s House by donating spare pennies from their monthly pay.

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6th July 2023

‘Evergreen’ end-of-life care facility opens in Weymouth

A new palliative care suite for people nearing the end of their lives has opened in Weymouth, thanks to generous donations and fundraising efforts.

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6th July 2023

Booking non-emergency patient transport

A new provider has taken over the running of planned non-emergency transport for eligible patients in Dorset, but the booking process hasn’t changed.

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30th June 2023

Dorset HealthCare celebrates NHS75

Staff, patients and volunteers across the county will be celebrating when Dorset HealthCare marks the 75th birthday of the NHS on Wednesday (5 July).

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28th June 2023

Join Dorset's free health information event

Find out the plans and updates for upcoming changes to the local NHS as a Q&A

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22nd June 2023

You are not alone - support is available for the Armed Forces community

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22nd June 2023

Final two weeks to get vaccinated this spring

There are just two weeks left to get your first or second COVID-19 vaccine or your spring booster.

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19th June 2023

Specialist support available for people with a learning disability

As part of this year’s Learning Disability Week (19–25 June) Dorset HealthCare is reminding local residents about the specialist teams which can support people with a learning disability.

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1st June 2023

Music therapy gives mental health patients a voice

Nordoff and Robbins, the UK’s largest music therapy charity, is delivering inspirational sessions to mental health patients in Dorset.

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31st May 2023

Response to the health secretary's announcement on the New Hospital Programme

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Steve Barclay gave a statement in the House of Commons on the progress of the programme

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30th May 2023

‘One of a kind’ NHS volunteer receives Coronation Champion Award

Blandford Hospital volunteer Eileen Waters has received a Coronation Champion Award from His Majesty The King and Queen Camilla for her outstanding contribution to voluntary service.

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