Blandford Hospital offers weekend COVID-19 booster jabs for over-75s
Over-75s in Dorset are now able to receive their COVID-19 spring booster jab at a new ‘pop-up’ vaccination centre in Blandford Hospital.
NHS volunteers return as pandemic restrictions ease
Volunteers’ Week, led by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), takes place from 1-7 June and Dorset HealthCare is recognising the valuable contribution local volunteers make to its community hospitals and services.
Next phase of Dorset vaccination programme announced
Dorchester’s large vaccination centre is to close as the Dorset COVID-19 vaccination programme moves into its next phase
Develop a nursing career with the NHS in Dorset
Dorset HealthCare is inviting band 5 registered nurses to a one-off online event showcasing roles available at the Trust that will develop and shape their nursing career.
How to act on dementia – a special event for local professionals, charities and community groups
An online event will launch a new county-wide dementia service pathway to health and care organisations around Dorset this month.
Breaking the cycle of loneliness for Mental Health Awareness Week
A mental health peer support worker from Dorset is urging people not to suffer in silence after opening up about her own struggles with isolation and anxiety.
Stop and think over the long weekend
Residents and visitors to Dorset are being asked to stop and think when it comes to getting medical help over what is expected to be another busy bank holiday. Choosing the right health services will support the NHS over the weekend.
Bridport Hospital and Westhaven Hospital join the list of vaccination sites
Anyone over 75 in west Dorset who needs their COVID spring booster jab, can now arrange to have it at a pop-up vaccination site at Langdon Ward in Bridport Hospital or at Linden Unit in Westhaven Hospital in Weymouth.
Mental health patients’ work spotlighted in Weymouth art exhibition
A unique art exhibition will showcase the creative talents of local mental health patients on Tuesday (26 April) at Weymouth College.
Dorchester’s Retreat re-opens for face-to-face mental health support
The Retreat in Dorchester has begun a phased re-opening for face-to-face drop-ins to provide support for people who are struggling to cope, anxious or feel they are heading towards a crisis.
Stop and think this Easter and use Dorset’s NHS services wisely
Residents and visitors to Dorset can support the NHS this Easter by choosing the right health services during the busy holiday period.
Work, learn and earn as a trainee nurse apprentice
Dorset HealthCare is on the look-out for 20 enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join its Trainee Nursing Associate apprenticeship programme.
COVID-19 jabs available for the youngest and oldest in Dorset
Dorset people aged from five upwards can now access life-saving COVID-19 jabs as the county’s vaccination programme continues into spring.
Dedicated mental health support for Falklands War veterans
To mark the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War, Dorset HealthCare is reminding veterans and their families that help and support remains just a phone call away.
Phased re-opening of minor injuries units starts in April
A phased re-opening of minor injuries units (MIUs) in Dorset closed during the winter surge of COVID-19 will begin in April.
COVID-19 Spring Booster Programme in Dorset
The spring drive to boost our immunity against COVID-19 has kicked off in Dorset with a second booster dose available for the most at risk groups.
Visiting Dorset’s community hospitals and mental health units
Inpatients at Dorset HealthCare’s community hospital wards and mental health units may now have two visitors to reflect changes to COVID-19 restrictions and national guidance.