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16th June 2021

Jabs still available as vaccination centre temporarily pauses

Bournemouth’s large vaccination centre, run by NHS Trust Dorset HealthCare, will pause operations for four weeks from 21 June to allow a large event to take place.

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15th June 2021

Just think NHS 111 first for Dorset minor injuries units

Think NHS 111 first – that’s the message for anyone needing urgent care as Dorset re-opens its full network of minor injuries units (MIUs) on 21 June for pre-booked appointments.

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3rd June 2021

Shaftesbury hospital celebrates 150-year anniversary

Staff at Westminster Memorial Hospital in Shaftesbury, were joined by members of its League of Friends to mark 150 years since the building’s foundation stone was laid.

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2nd June 2021

Volunteers' Week - a time to say thank you

Dorset HealthCare would like to say thank you to all its volunteers for being a valuable part of the organisation. 

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14th May 2021

Dementia Action Week

As part of Dementia Action Week (17 – 23 May) Dorset HealthCare is urging local people to talk to a professional if they are worried someone may be experiencing early signs of dementia.

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12th May 2021

Thank you nurses

Today (12 May) marks International Nurses’ Day and we would like thank all of our dedicated, committed and kind nurses in the profession.

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10th May 2021

Dedicated clinic vaccinates over 180 members of ethnic minority communities

A dedicated clinic has successfully vaccinated over 180 members of the Dorset Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community against COVID-19.

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6th May 2021

Connect with nature for your mental health

Dorset HealthCare is encouraging people to embrace nature during Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May) to benefit their wellbeing.

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23rd April 2021

Dorset to re-open its full network of minor injuries units in June

Following a year of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dorset HealthCare will have all its minor injuries units (MIUs) back up and running this summer.

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7th April 2021

Take a step to become de-stressed, not distressed

April is Stress Awareness Month, and Dorset HealthCare is reminding people that support is available to help alleviate stress before it spirals out of control.

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24th March 2021

Dorset HealthCare leader in top 50 chief executives list

Dorset HealthCare Chief Executive Eugine Yafele is included in the Health Service Journal’s (HSJ) list of the top 50 NHS Chief Executives this year.

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17th March 2021

Voice banking service helps people live with motor neurone disease

Pioneering technology to help people retain their voice despite the ravages of motor neurone disease (MND) is being made permanently available in Dorset.

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4th March 2021

School age immunisations offered at Bournemouth vaccination centre

Catch-up school immunisation clinics are being made available at Bournemouth’s large vaccination centre

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15th February 2021

Over-60s can now book their jab at the Bournemouth vaccination centre

Bookings at Dorset’s large vaccination centre are open for those aged 60 and over, now that most people in the top four ‘at risk’ groups have been offered the jab.

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29th January 2021

Vaccs Express helps local people get to their jab appointment

Older people and those with mobility issues can now make their way to their vaccination appointment in style with the help of a new buggy shuttle service at Bournemouth’s large vaccination centre.

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15th January 2021

Large vaccination centre opens in Bournemouth

Following several weeks of hard work by Dorset HealthCare and its partners, the county’s large vaccination centre at the Bournemouth International Centre is now open.

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30th December 2020

New COVID-19 tier restrictions for Dorset, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

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21st December 2020

Mental health services open 24/7 during Christmas and new year

Dorset’s Access Mental Health services will be open to provide support during Christmas and new year for people who are anxious, struggling to cope or feel they are heading towards a crisis.

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9th December 2020

NHS in Dorset starts biggest ever NHS vaccination programme this week

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27th November 2020

Dorset and BCP Councils move to tier 2

BCP Council and Dorset Council are now in tier 2 after the national lockdown ended on 2 December.

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