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2nd June 2020

Supporting young people with disabilities during lockdown

Vital mental health support for children and young people with a disability across Dorset has been happening virtually during lockdown.

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1st June 2020

Virtual visiting makes patient’s 100th birthday celebrations possible

Weymouth patient Vera Carlyle was able to celebrate her 100th birthday with her family, despite COVID-19 restrictions, thanks to staff at Westhaven Hospital.

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20th May 2020

Digital revolution for Dorset HealthCare in response to COVID-19

Rapid roll-out of digital tools like Microsoft Teams has revolutionised the way staff at community and mental health NHS trust Dorset HealthCare have been working to respond to COVID-19.

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19th May 2020

Kindness matters – think of yourself and others

Dorset HealthCare is asking people to ‘be kind’ during Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May), and help each other through the impacts of the pandemic.

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14th May 2020

Health Visitors are here for families with young children struggling to cope

​Health Visiting teams are available across Dorset for all new parents who may be struggling with the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions and limited support from wider family members.

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13th May 2020

State-of-the-art eating disorders unit for Dorset gets the green light

Inpatient care places for local people struggling with an eating disorder are set to increase, thanks to a state-of-the-art unit planned for Poole.

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12th May 2020

International Nurses Day

Join us to celebrate the work of all our nurses as part of International Nurses Day, which marks the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

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6th May 2020

Remember our veterans safely this VE Day

This Friday (8 May) the nation will commemorate the day when the Allies accepted the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945, and remember the heroes of World War II.

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4th May 2020

Virtual visiting provides comfort to ward patients in Dorset

All inpatients at Dorset’s community hospitals and mental health units can now video call loved ones and unite with family and friends, following the launch of a virtual visiting service.

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1st May 2020

Dedicated NHS 111 staff join Dorset HealthCare

A service at the heart of local efforts to contain and manage the COVID-19 virus is now being run by Dorset HealthCare.

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27th April 2020

AFC Bournemouth and Dorset HealthCare launch wellbeing campaign

AFC Bournemouth and Dorset HealthCare are joining forces to support the physical and mental health of their social media followers and their families.

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24th April 2020

Local school delivers tasty treats to hospital staff

Staff at Wimborne’s Henbury School have been baking special treats for Dorset’s NHS staff to show their support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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16th April 2020

Hot food deliveries for NHS workers over the Easter weekend

Dorset Council and local brewers Hall & Woodhouse teamed up over the Easter weekend to show their support for Dorset’s NHS workers.

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6th April 2020

LUSH provide a helping hand to NHS staff

Local fresh handmade cosmetics company LUSH has kindly donated soap and hand cream to Dorset NHS staff working on the frontline to tackle COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

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6th April 2020

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) outbreak.

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1st April 2020

Minor injuries services in Dorset are being reorganised

To make best use of NHS resources, and ensure robust and reliable services, temporary changes are being made to Dorset’s Minor Injuries Units (MIUs).

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26th March 2020

Visiting to all inpatient units suspended until further notice

Visitors will not be able to visit our inpatient units until further notice, apart from in exceptional circumstances.

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25th March 2020

Changes to NHS services in Dorset to help manage COVID-19

NHS services in Dorset are gearing up for changes help minimise the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and deal with any upturn in patient numbers caused by the outbreak.

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6th March 2020

New mental health service planned for Shaftesbury

Residents in and around Shaftesbury will soon be able to access mental health support at a site next to the town’s Westminster Memorial Hospital.

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20th February 2020

Young people are given a helping hand into adult life

Vulnerable teenagers are being equipped with a ‘survival kit’ ready for when they leave care, to help them remain independent and healthy.

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