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16th August 2021

Dorset’s district nurses get on their bikes

Eco-friendly district nurses have turned back the clock when visiting patients in communities around Dorset.

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5th August 2021

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.

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3rd August 2021

Think NHS 111 for minor injuries and urgent care

To access the right treatment, in the right place, at the right time call 111 or

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2nd August 2021

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.

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26th July 2021

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.

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13th July 2021

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).

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8th July 2021

New ultrasound services for patients in the Weymouth area

Residents in Weymouth and Portland can now benefit from state-of-the-art ultrasound health scan facilities on their doorstep.

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7th July 2021

Get the jab done at more local walk-in COVID clinics

Following the success of pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Bournemouth more are being run at Bournemouth University’s Talbot campus so local people can grab their jab.

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30th June 2021

Vaccination centre staff and volunteers celebrate success and bid a temporary farewell

Healthcare staff and volunteers at Bournemouth’s large scale vaccination site went out on a high, as the centre’s operations pause to allow a large event to take place.

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28th June 2021

Fundraising run says “thank you” for post-natal care

Husband and wife Chris and Natalie Wasley have donated almost £900 to the Dorset HealthCare-run mother and baby unit (MBU) in Bournemouth after completing a 10k run.

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24th June 2021

Get the jab done at Bournemouth walk-in COVID clinics

Local people aged 18-39 can grab their jab at a series of pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics being run by Dorset HealthCare in Bournemouth next week.

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24th June 2021

Dorset HealthCare recognised as a Veteran Aware NHS Trust

Ahead of Armed Forces Day (Saturday, 26 June) Dorset HealthCare is proud to announce that it’s been formally named a Veteran Aware Trust.

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23rd June 2021

Helping the whole family with breastfeeding and bonding

This year Breastfeeding Celebration Week (21 – 27 June) is focusing on how partners and the wider family unit can support breastfeeding and bond with a new baby.

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17th June 2021

Mental health support centre opens its doors in Weymouth

A new mental health drop-in service has been officially opened by the Mayor of Weymouth Cllr Colin Huckle and his wife Marian, Mayoress of Weymouth.

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16th June 2021

Jabs still available as vaccination centre temporarily pauses

Bournemouth’s large vaccination centre, run by NHS Trust Dorset HealthCare, will pause operations for four weeks from 21 June to allow a large event to take place.

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15th June 2021

Just think NHS 111 first for Dorset minor injuries units

Think NHS 111 first – that’s the message for anyone needing urgent care as Dorset re-opens its full network of minor injuries units (MIUs) on 21 June for pre-booked appointments.

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3rd June 2021

Shaftesbury hospital celebrates 150-year anniversary

Staff at Westminster Memorial Hospital in Shaftesbury, were joined by members of its League of Friends to mark 150 years since the building’s foundation stone was laid.

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2nd June 2021

Volunteers' Week - a time to say thank you

Dorset HealthCare would like to say thank you to all its volunteers for being a valuable part of the organisation. 

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14th May 2021

Dementia Action Week

As part of Dementia Action Week (17 – 23 May) Dorset HealthCare is urging local people to talk to a professional if they are worried someone may be experiencing early signs of dementia.

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12th May 2021

Thank you nurses

Today (12 May) marks International Nurses’ Day and we would like thank all of our dedicated, committed and kind nurses in the profession.

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