COVID-19 vaccinations in Dorset pass the two million mark
Since the first COVID-19 vaccine was administered back in December 2020, more than two million doses have now been delivered in Dorset.
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New campaign for Children’s Mental Health Week (6-12 February) highlights the wide range of mental health support available to children and young people in Dorset.
Vote for your favourite NHS staff ideas to improve patient care
A batch of exciting ideas have been put suggested by staff at Dorset HealthCare to improve local services – and we need public help to choose the best ones.
Get a helping hand into a health and social care career
In partnership with The Prince’s Trust, Dorset HealthCare is running a series of job skills workshops to help young people start careers in health and social care.
Sherborne hospital singled out for national praise once more
Staff working on The Willows unit at Sherborne’s Yeatman Hospital have again been applauded for providing outstanding palliative and end-of-life care.
Alderney Hospital receives national recognition for outstanding care
Staff at Alderney Hospital in Poole have been honoured for providing patients with “dignity and peace” in the final stages of life.
Mental health services open as usual over Christmas and new year
Dorset’s Access Mental Health services will be open as usual to provide support during the festive period for people who are struggling to cope, anxious or feeling they are heading towards a crisis.
Joint chief executive to take the helm of two Dorset NHS trusts
Following a robust recruitment process NHS trusts Dorset County Hospital and Dorset HealthCare have appointed Matthew Bryant to the role of joint Chief Executive Officer.
Expanded text service provides rapid advice for parents and carers
Parents and carers of youngsters aged from 5-19 in Dorset can now access support via ParentLine, a confidential text messaging service.
New year improvements for Wimborne hospital’s x-ray department
A major revamp of the radiology department at Wimborne’s Victoria Hospital will take place after Christmas, bringing a host of benefits for local patients.
Trust welcomes Christmas advert shining a festive light on children in care
Dorset HealthCare has applauded the renewed national focus on children in care following the launch of this year’s heart-warming John Lewis Christmas advert.
Re-opening expands Dorset’s Minor Injuries Unit options
Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) services are to resume in Blandford, in the latest phase of reviewing urgent care provision across Dorset.
Support grows for ‘safe haven’ mental health unit for young people
A leading local mental health charity has backed plans for a new psychiatric intensive care unit for children and young people in Dorset.
Steps2Wellbeing offers mental wellbeing support on World Diabetes Day
To mark World Diabetes Day on Monday (14 November), a local NHS mental wellbeing service is reminding Dorset and Southampton residents that help and support is available.
Voice your support for young people’s mental health unit
Plans have been submitted for a long-awaited psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) for young people in Dorset – and Dorset HealthCare needs your support.
Connect over coffee at a ‘wellbeing café’ in Poole
Adults who are struggling with their mental health, addictions and daily wellbeing can now talk through their issues and find solutions over a fortnightly cup of coffee in Poole.
Online meeting spotlights new ways of working in local health services
While the COVID-19 pandemic brought huge challenges for the NHS, it also gave rise to new ways of working which could help transform patient care over the coming years.