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22nd February 2017

Get help early to overcome eating disorders

Ensuring people with eating disorders get the treatment and support they need at the earliest possible stage is vital in helping them overcome their condition. That’s the message from Dorset HealthCare’s Eating Disorder Consultant Dr Ciaran Newell, who is urging those who may be suffering in silence to take the bold step and seek help.

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21st February 2017

National news helps draw health care workers towards Dorset

Applications on Dorset HealthCare’s jobs web page have surged since the start of a recruitment campaign last month – interest boosted by national news coverage.

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9th February 2017

Make a difference to local NHS services and become a member of Dorset HealthCare

Local residents are being urged to sign up and become a member of Dorset HealthCare to influence decisions and strengthen its links with communities. Anyone over the age of 11 can become a member, and as well as enjoying health-related discounts, you can have your say in the way Trust services are delivered.

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17th January 2017

Dorset residents urged not to suffer in silence during 'toughest time of the year'

People living across the county are being reminded about the importance of seeking help and support if they feel down or depressed, at what is known to be one of the most challenging times of the year for our mental health.

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12th January 2017

Dorset nurses take centre stage in London recruitment drive

Dorset HealthCare staff have made their debut as models starring in adverts on the London underground and bus network in a bid to attract qualified staff to the Trust. Members of the community and mental health trust’s staff are part of an exciting recruitment campaign, running over the next three months, which aims to attract people to a range of vacancies with the Trust. Dorset HealthCare is widening the net and targeting a bigger pool of people as it spreads the word about why it’s a great place to work. With adverts in tube cars and on buses, as well as outdoor advertising, the Trust is aiming to fill vacancies in nursing and other key roles.

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11th January 2017

Interim Weymouth and Portland League of Friends chair calls for fresh faces

The new chairman of the League of Friends of Weymouth and Portland Hospitals is appealing for new members to come forward, and help support local health services. The call comes from 80-year-old former mayor Peter Rendall, who has taken charge of the charity on a temporary basis until a permanent replacement for the long-standing David Smith is found.

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10th December 2016

Hospital staff carry the torch for good hand hygiene

Staff at Blandford Community Hospital took part in a national relay to help raise awareness of hand hygiene and its importance in healthcare settings. A national initiative run by the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) saw the transfer of a torch baton around the UK to spread the message.

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6th December 2016

'Safewards' initiative at mental health unit gets the Scandinavian thumbs up

A revolutionary new project at a Weymouth mental health unit has helped to create a ‘feel good’ atmosphere and reduce conflict between staff and patients. The Linden Unit, run by Dorset HealthCare at Westhaven Hospital, has become the first ward at the Trust to introduce ‘Safewards’ complete set of interventions designed to make the facility a safer place and boost morale.

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18th November 2016

Community hospitals praised for excellent end-of-life care

Staff at five community hospitals run by Dorset HealthCare have won national recognition for treating dying patients with dignity and compassion.

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3rd November 2016

Matron calls time on 28 years with Wimborne Hospital

Staff past and present gathered at the Victoria Hospital in Wimborne to bid farewell to popular matron Teresa North. She recently announced her retirement after 28 years working at the hospital, and has marked the occasion with a vintage tea party attended by her closest friends and colleagues.

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1st November 2016

Patients reaping the benefit of new minor injuries unit at Bridport

Bridport Community Hospital now boasts a brand new minor injuries unit (MIU) which is giving patients better access to urgent care and treatment.

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19th September 2016

Dorset's healthcare heroes are honoured at awards ceremony

Outstanding staff and volunteers who go the extra mile to help patients have been honoured at a local healthcare ‘Oscars’ event. The Dorset HealthCare 2016 Heroes Awards celebrated the efforts of workers in services and locations across the county, who have made a real difference over the past year.

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13th September 2016

Fresh approach has made health workers safer at Dorset HealthCare

The number of recorded assaults across Dorset HealthCare has more than halved over the past four years – the biggest reduction at any NHS organisation in the country.

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17th August 2016

Patients reaping the benefit of new minor injuries unit at Bridport

Bridport Community Hospital now boasts a brand new minor injuries unit (MIU) which is giving patients better access to urgent care and treatment.

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11th August 2016

Dorset HealthCare invests heavily in new mental health facility at St. Ann's

A brand new state-of-the-art clinic in Poole for mental health inpatients is helping transform their lives and support them on the road to recovery.

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1st August 2016

Trust to host Dorset HealthCare Heroes Awards and Annual Members Meeting

Dorset HealthCare is giving the public a chance to find out more about the latest developments at the Trust at its Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM) on Wednesday 14 September.

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26th July 2016

Dorset HealthCare transforming the lives of local military veterans in need

Military personnel, reservists, and war veterans suffering with mental health problems and physical injuries are being given better access to health services and facilities in Dorset.

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21st July 2016

Dorset HealthCare leading the way nationally in equality and diversity

Dorset HealthCare has been chosen as a national beacon of good practice in promoting equality and diversity among patients and staff.

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15th July 2016

Over a hundred turn out to mark Yeatman Hospital's historic milestone

More than 160 people have come together to celebrate the 150th birthday of the Yeatman Hospital in Sherborne.

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11th July 2016

Poole Community Clinic's brain injury allotment is growing success

Poole Community Health Clinic is reaping the rewards of an allotment project which is helping to rehabilitate people suffering with brain injuries.

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