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15th February 2023

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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6th February 2023


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.

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2nd February 2023

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.

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30th January 2023

Walk-in and grab your jab while you still can

A series of ‘pop-up’ vaccination clinics are coming to Dorset to help give public health a winter boost.

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25th January 2023

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.

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5th January 2023

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.

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29th December 2022

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.

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19th December 2022

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.

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15th December 2022

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.

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13th December 2022

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.

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8th December 2022

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.

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30th November 2022

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.

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30th November 2022

New walk-in vaccine clinic at Portland Hospital

A pop-up clinic is opening for COVID-19 vaccines at Portland Community Hospital

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16th November 2022

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.

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16th November 2022

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.

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9th November 2022

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.

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7th November 2022

Steps2Wellbeing phone number changing

There will be one freephone number for all Steps2Wellbeing patients in Dorset

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3rd November 2022

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.

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27th October 2022

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.

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7th October 2022

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.

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