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21st July 2017

Dorset receives over £100m capital funding boost for health and care improvements

Dorset has been awarded over £100m of capital funding by NHS England, which will enable it to invest in proposed major improvements to health and care services across the county.

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18th July 2017

Crufts star brings joy to patients at Shaftesbury Hospital

A loveable dog who took centre stage at the most prestigious dog show in the world is putting smiles on the faces of patients with life limiting illnesses at Shaftesbury’s Westminster Memorial Hospital.

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12th July 2017

507 proving a big hit with young people in Bournemouth

An innovative sexual health drop-in centre launched in Bournemouth last year is having a positive impact and proving extremely popular among teenagers. 507@Boscombe, run by Dorset HealthCare, provides confidential sexual health advice and support for young people aged 13 to 25 in a modern, safe and non-judgemental environment.

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30th June 2017

Top accolade for our Criminal Justice, Liaison and Diversion Service

The Trust’s Criminal Justice, Liaison and Diversion (CJLD) Service has received a prestigious honour from Dorset Police. The team has been presented with a commendation for their contribution to supporting the police in assisting vulnerable people in both the community and custody settings.

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29th June 2017

Interested in NHS jobs?

Hospitals in the west of Dorset are hosting special recruitment days to help attract new recruits for local healthcare services. Job seekers are invited to Bridport Hospital on Wednesday, 21 June, and Westhaven Hospital in Weymouth on Wednesday, 28 June, to meet staff and learn more about the many roles available. Dorset HealthCare is looking for registered general and mental health nurses, as well as occupational therapists, physiotherapists and health care assistants, to help provide crucial local NHS services – both in hospitals and out in the community.

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29th June 2017

​Stand for election and help to shape local health services

The General Election may be over – but a new poll will give you the chance to represent your community over how local NHS services are provided. Dorset HealthCare is holding elections to its Council of Governors next month. There are 14 seats up for grabs to members of the public – three representing Bournemouth, three representing Poole, and eight representing the Dorset and Rest of England constituency.

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29th June 2017

NHS apprentices take centre stage in new promotional video

A creative new video showcasing apprentices at Dorset HealthCare aims to encourage more people to choose a career in local NHS services. The four-minute film promotes the benefits of becoming an apprentice at the Trust and highlights the wide range of opportunities available.

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20th June 2017

Dorset joining up care for local people

Dorset is at the forefront of providing better care for local people after being named as a pilot area for a new joined-up way of working across health, social care and the voluntary sector.

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15th June 2017

Everyone welcome at Yeatman Hospital health exhibition

The Yeatman Hospital in Sherborne is inviting members of the public through its doors for a special health exhibition next week.

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2nd June 2017

Space for Growth at St. Ann's Hospital, Poole

Space for Growth is having a Launch Garden Party on 19 July.

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22nd May 2017

Join the new Public Engagement Group

People living in and around Dorset are being invited to apply to join a new public engagement group as a key part of the work to improve health and care across the county, as detailed in the county’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).

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24th April 2017

'NH-S Club 7' help the medicines go down

Harmonious healthcare staff are showing they have the X-factor in a bid to crack the charts. Only it’s not the Top 40 they are looking to conquer, but patients’ drug charts – with Dorset HealthCare producing a pop video to help raise awareness about medicines safety in its hospitals and out in the community.

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20th April 2017

Children help transform art and assessment rooms at Bournemouth clinic

Young people using Bournemouth’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) have turned to interior design and helped revamp a therapeutic art room and clinic areas.

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7th April 2017

Outstanding patient recoveries give hope to others battling ill health

Inspirational stories of people across Dorset who have recovered from serious illness or injury have been spotlighted at a health awards ceremony.

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23rd March 2017

New chair for Dorset HealthCare

Dorset HealthCare’s Council of Governors has appointed Andy Willis as Chair of the community and mental health trust serving communities across Dorset. Andy brings a wealth of experience in non-executive roles for organisations in the health, housing, education and third sectors.

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20th March 2017

Come and learn more about working for the NHS in Dorset – and the jobs available

A special drop-in recruitment event will take place in Dorchester on Saturday (25 March) to highlight the wide range of NHS jobs on offer in Dorset.

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17th March 2017

All aboard as Morebus join Dorset HealthCare’s breastfeeding campaign

Poole-based firm Morebus has joined the growing number of local businesses signing up to support the Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme run by Dorset HealthCare. The initiative aims to get more women breastfeeding in public and encourage cafes, restaurants, leisure centre and other public venues to sign a certificate of good practice and display a sticker welcoming mums through their doors.​

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14th March 2017

Come and learn more about working for the NHS in Dorset – and the jobs available

A special drop-in recruitment event will take place in Bournemouth on Saturday (18 March) to highlight the wide range of NHS jobs on offer in Dorset.

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10th March 2017

Dorset businesses back mother and baby in new breastfeeding campaign

More than 120 local businesses across the county have signed up to a Dorset HealthCare campaign aimed at encouraging more women to breastfeed and have the confidence to do it in public.

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3rd March 2017

Pedal power helps steer mental health patients onto the road to recovery

A new partnership between Dorset HealthCare and a bicycle café in Southbourne is helping transform the lives of people with mental health problems.

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