‘Dragons’ breathe life into ideas to improve patient care in Dorset
A crop of creative ideas put forward by NHS staff have been awarded more than £13,000 to help provide extra support for patients in Dorset.
Take the step and seek help to overcome an eating disorder
During Eating Disorders Awareness Week, which is running until Sunday (6 March), Dorset HealthCare’s eating disorders service is urging anyone who may be suffering in silence to take the step and seek help.
NHS and AFC Bournemouth get on the ball to support youngsters’ mental and physical health
AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust teamed up with local NHS staff to run football training sessions for local school pupils as part of Children’s Mental Health Week.
Help needed to manage "exceptional" health and care demands
With local NHS and council care services under severe pressure, the public is being asked to help out in a variety of ways.
New sexual health text messaging service for young people
Young people aged 13-19 in Dorset can now access support via ‘Let’s Chat Sexual Health’ – a brand new confidential text messaging service.
Gateway to mental health support for young people across Dorset
To further support young people struggling with their mental health, Dorset HealthCare is expanding its Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Gateway offer.
Dorset COVID-19 vaccination programme moves into next phase
Dorset health and care leaders are reviewing the way the programme is delivered after the success of the pre-Christmas booster push.
Sensory room transforms vaccination experience for young people
A relaxing, dedicated space has been created at the King’s Park vaccination centre in Boscombe for young people with learning disabilities or severe and long-term mental health conditions.
Community hospital and mental health ward visitors need to take lateral flow tests
People visiting loved ones in Dorset’s community hospitals now need to take a lateral flow test before coming, and provide proof of a negative result.
Patient’s family say ‘thank you’ for first-class NHS care
Staff based at Dorset HealthCare’s East Dorset Hub in St Leonards have been presented with thank-you gifts for the “amazing” care they provided to a patient.
Make a difference to mental health services in 2022
Dorset HealthCare is inviting people to free virtual information sessions to find out more about working in local mental health services.
Vote for your favourite NHS staff ideas to improve patient care
A host of great ideas have been put forward by staff at Dorset HealthCare to improve local services – and we need your help to choose the best ones.
Planned changes to minor injuries (MIU) services in Dorset
From Tuesday, 4 January, Dorset HealthCare is temporarily closing its MIUs in Blandford, Portland and Sherborne (the Yeatman Hospital).
Record numbers come forward for their jabs in Dorset
Thousands of Dorset people have grabbed their jab in the last couple of weeks as part of the rapid ramp-up of the COVID-19 vaccination programme.
Grab your jab now at Dorset’s winter walk-ins!
Health and care leaders in Dorset are urging local people to grab their jab now, with increased walk-ins available around the county in the drive to get people jabbed before the new year
Mental health services are open during Christmas and new year
Dorset’s Access Mental Health services will be open to provide support during Christmas and new year for people who are struggling to cope, anxious or feel they are heading towards a crisis.
Expanded vaccination programme gets off to a strong start in Dorset
Dorset’s ramped up vaccination programme has upped the number of vaccines given to local people in its first week by almost 60% on the previous week.
Get boosted now as Dorset vaccination programme ramps up
Dorset people are encouraged to get their booster, first or second jab at a site near them as the health and care system expands its Covid-19 vaccination programme.
Vaccine teams in Dorset pulling out all the stops
The Dorset health and care system is pulling out all the stops to expand the vaccination programme as quickly as possible