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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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1st March 2022

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.

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17th February 2022

Talking about your mental health is the first step to recovery

Find out how a local man is using his own experiences to help others open up about mental health

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15th February 2022

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.

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11th February 2022

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.

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11th February 2022

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.

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7th February 2022

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.

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1st February 2022

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.

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28th January 2022

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.

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17th January 2022

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.

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14th January 2022

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.

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10th January 2022

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.

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31st December 2021

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.

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29th December 2021

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).

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24th December 2021

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.

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22nd December 2021

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

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21st December 2021

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.

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20th December 2021

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.

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16th December 2021

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.

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