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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
School age immunisations offered at Bournemouth vaccination centre
Catch-up school immunisation clinics are being made available at Bournemouth’s large vaccination centre
Over-60s can now book their jab at the Bournemouth vaccination centre
Bookings at Dorset’s large vaccination centre are open for those aged 60 and over, now that most people in the top four ‘at risk’ groups have been offered the jab.
Vaccs Express helps local people get to their jab appointment
Older people and those with mobility issues can now make their way to their vaccination appointment in style with the help of a new buggy shuttle service at Bournemouth’s large vaccination centre.
Large vaccination centre opens in Bournemouth
Following several weeks of hard work by Dorset HealthCare and its partners, the county’s large vaccination centre at the Bournemouth International Centre is now open.
Mental health services open 24/7 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 anxious, struggling to cope or feel they are heading towards a crisis.
Carers Rights Day 2020 – Know Your Rights
Ahead of Carers Rights Day on 26 November, local councils, NHS services and other health and care organisations who deliver integrated care across the county, are working in partnership to recognise, support and value local unpaid carers of all ages.
Film clips showcase how to bond with your newborn baby
Baby massage has long been advised by experts as a way for parents to calm, and bond with, their newborn child. And a new series of videos put together by Dorset HealthCare’s Perinatal Service provides simple, practical tips on how to do it.
Lockdown support for foster families and vulnerable care leavers
Foster parents worried about the physical or emotional wellbeing of children in their care can still access support during lockdown.
Frontline health and social care staff awarded with ‘Purbeck Petals’
Health, social care and therapy teams across the Isle of Purbeck have been presented with a ‘Purbeck Petal’ by the local community.
Visiting hospitals and inpatient units – updated guidance
In line with new Government restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), from Thursday, 5 November, we are no longer allowing visitors into our hospitals and inpatient units expect for certain circumstances
Experienced cleaners required for Dorset’s community hospitals
The county’s community hospitals are calling for experienced cleaners to support our existing teams and help make a difference during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.