Dorset HealthCare goes ‘clean and green’ to tackle climate change
As part of work to meet NHS carbon net zero targets, Dorset HealthCare is switching to eco-friendly, energy-efficient equipment – and helping staff go ‘green’ at the same time.
Help is at hand for people suffering COVID-19 after-effects
A new service has been set up to help people across Dorset recover from lingering after-effects of COVID-19.
Dedicated mental health crisis support for veterans
Local MP and former army officer Tobias Ellwood is urging armed forces veterans to seek help if they are struggling with their mental health.
Work starts on state-of-the-art eating disorders unit for Dorset
A ‘spade in the ground’ ceremony has heralded the start of construction work on a new inpatient eating disorders unit in Poole.
New access road improves the visitor experience at Shaftesbury’s community hospital
A new one-way access and exit road at Shaftesbury’s Westminster Memorial Hospital has been officially opened by Angus Campbell, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset.
New text messaging service to support parents and carers
Parents and carers of children aged five or under in Dorset can now access support via ParentLine – a brand new confidential text messaging service.
Support for children and young people struggling with their mental health
With World Mental Health Day approaching on Sunday (10 October), Dorset HealthCare is making sure children and young people who are struggling have the support they need.
Learn about healthcare services for the future at an online meeting
New ways of delivering local healthcare services developed during the COVID-19 pandemic will be spotlighted at an online meeting this month.
Bournemouth vaccination centre winds up and jabs continue throughout the county
After a hugely successful eight months of operation Dorset’s large vaccination centre in Bournemouth will close its doors on Wednesday, 15 September.
Swanage Hospital £1.2 million revamp benefits patients and staff
Swanage Hospital has undergone extensive refurbishment, with a host of new facilities to benefit patients, their families and local NHS staff.
Help tackle suicide – reach out to someone who may need help
Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day this Friday (10 September), mental health experts are urging people to reach out to anyone who might be struggling – it could save their life.
Aged 16 or 17? Come on down and grab your jab!
Dorset 16 and 17 year olds have now joined the thousands of Dorset people who can grab a jab and protect themselves and others from the effects of COVID-19. Come on down to the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) as a walk-in.
Nominate your Dorset HealthCare ‘stand-out superstar’
To recognise the incredible efforts of our local NHS, Dorset HealthCare is asking the people of Dorset to nominate their ‘stand-out superstar’ for the Trust’s 2021 Better Every Day Awards
You are not alone - mental health support available for veterans
Help is available for armed forces veterans who may be struggling with some of the news and images currently coming out of Afghanistan.
National recognition for Dorset’s inpatient mental health service for young people
Dorset’s Children and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) inpatient unit, in Bournemouth, provides the highest level of care possible – and that’s official.
Dorset’s Pain Service provides online support for patients
People suffering with on-going pain issues can now learn how to access support online, saving time and travel costs.
Garden party at Alderney Hospital supports dementia patients
The Mayor of Poole, Cllr Julie Bagwell, was welcomed to Alderney Hospital’s garden party to celebrate an improved outdoor space for patients.
Bournemouth vaccination centre re-opens its doors
Anyone still needing their first or second COVID-19 vaccination are urged to book a slot at the vaccination centre in the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC).