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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.