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1st June 2022

Vaccination options over the Jubilee bank holiday

Access to COVID-19 vaccinations will be limited over the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday this weekend (2-5 June).

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30th May 2022

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.

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23rd May 2022

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

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19th May 2022

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.

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9th May 2022

Working to improve the mental health of Dorset farmers

An innovative event will take place on 20 May to spotlight the mental health of farmers in Dorset.

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5th May 2022

Dawn becomes the first woman to lead Dorset HealthCare

Dorset HealthCare has a new face in charge, after making Dawn Dawson its Acting Chief Executive.

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4th May 2022

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.

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3rd May 2022

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.

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28th April 2022

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.

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25th April 2022

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.

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22nd April 2022

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.

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21st April 2022

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.

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13th April 2022

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.

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12th April 2022

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.

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7th April 2022

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.

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5th April 2022

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.

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30th March 2022

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.

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29th March 2022

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.

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21st March 2022

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.

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8th March 2022

‘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.

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