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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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10th May 2021

Dedicated clinic vaccinates over 180 members of ethnic minority communities

A dedicated clinic has successfully vaccinated over 180 members of the Dorset Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community against COVID-19.

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6th May 2021

Connect with nature for your mental health

Dorset HealthCare is encouraging people to embrace nature during Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May) to benefit their wellbeing.

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23rd April 2021

Dorset to re-open its full network of minor injuries units in June

Following a year of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dorset HealthCare will have all its minor injuries units (MIUs) back up and running this summer.

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7th April 2021

Take a step to become de-stressed, not distressed

April is Stress Awareness Month, and Dorset HealthCare is reminding people that support is available to help alleviate stress before it spirals out of control.

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24th March 2021

Dorset HealthCare leader in top 50 chief executives list

Dorset HealthCare Chief Executive Eugine Yafele is included in the Health Service Journal’s (HSJ) list of the top 50 NHS Chief Executives this year.

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17th March 2021

Voice banking service helps people live with motor neurone disease

Pioneering technology to help people retain their voice despite the ravages of motor neurone disease (MND) is being made permanently available in Dorset.

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