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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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14th December 2021

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

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25th November 2021

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.

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16th November 2021

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.

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9th November 2021

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.

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26th October 2021

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.

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19th October 2021

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.  

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