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25th November 2020

Carers Rights Day 2020 – Know Your Rights

Ahead of Carers Rights Day on 26 November, local councils, NHS services and other health and care organisations who deliver integrated care across the county, are working in partnership to recognise, support and value local unpaid carers of all ages.

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23rd November 2020

Film clips showcase how to bond with your newborn baby

Baby massage has long been advised by experts as a way for parents to calm, and bond with, their newborn child. And a new series of videos put together by Dorset HealthCare’s Perinatal Service provides simple, practical tips on how to do it.

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17th November 2020

Lockdown support for foster families and vulnerable care leavers

Foster parents worried about the physical or emotional wellbeing of children in their care can still access support during lockdown.

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9th November 2020

Frontline health and social care staff awarded with ‘Purbeck Petals’

Health, social care and therapy teams across the Isle of Purbeck have been presented with a ‘Purbeck Petal’ by the local community.

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4th November 2020

Visiting hospitals and inpatient units – updated guidance

In line with new Government restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), from Thursday, 5 November, we are no longer allowing visitors into our hospitals and inpatient units expect for certain circumstances

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3rd November 2020

Experienced cleaners required for Dorset’s community hospitals

The county’s community hospitals are calling for experienced cleaners to support our existing teams and help make a difference during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

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2nd November 2020

New national COVID-19 restrictions

Information and guidance on the new restrictions in place from 5 November

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27th October 2020

New system helps Dorset hospital patients get ‘Home First’

NHS and social care services in Dorset are teaming up to help people out of hospital more quickly and recover in the comfort of their own homes.

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21st October 2020

Governor election results

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15th October 2020

Join the team at Bridport Community Hospital

Bridport Community Hospital is inviting local people to come along to a recruitment event this month and find out more about joining the team as a Bank Registered Nurse or Healthcare Assistant.

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8th October 2020

World Mental Health Day: local mental health services for local people

For World Mental Health Day on Saturday (10 October), Dorset HealthCare is reminding people that a range of support is available for local people if they need it.

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8th October 2020

Transformation in health care services highlighted in annual meeting

An online meeting this month will offer people an insight into the way local NHS services are evolving in the face of the COVID-19 virus.

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7th October 2020

Protecting your child will help protect others

Parents are being urged to make sure their children are protected against the flu as winter approaches.

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29th September 2020

New ’one-stop shop’ for sexual health services in east Dorset

Sexual health services for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole will be brought together in brand new facilities this week, giving people all the help and support they need under one roof.

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11th September 2020

A gateway to help for teenagers with mental health issues

Young people aged 16-18 in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch who are struggling with their mental health can now seek support direct from Dorset HealthCare.

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8th September 2020

New phone app supports people with suicidal thoughts

Instant online help is now available for people in Dorset who are struggling to cope and may be contemplating suicide.

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25th August 2020

Minor injuries services in Dorset – call ahead first

As the August Bank Holiday approaches, people with non-life-threatening health problems are reminded that the temporary changes to Dorset’s Minor Injuries Units (MIUs) remain in place.

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18th August 2020

Online app launched to support local people with OCD

Adults in Dorset and Southampton with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can now access dedicated support using a digital app called OCDnet.

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12th August 2020

New dedicated stroke and neurological rehab unit

Dorset County Hospital (DCH) and Dorset HealthCare are jointly providing a new dedicated rehabilitation unit for people recovering from stroke and neurological illnesses or injuries.

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17th July 2020

Dorset’s school age immunisation programme resumes

Immunisations postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic have started again for school pupils that were in years eight, nine and ten during the 2019/2020 academic year.

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