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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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18th October 2021

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.

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8th October 2021

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.

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4th October 2021

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.

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9th September 2021

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.

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8th September 2021

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.

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6th September 2021

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.

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25th August 2021

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.

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24th August 2021

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

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18th August 2021

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.

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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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