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Two Dorset nurses have introduced baby massage classes in a bid to promote natural bonding between mums and their new-born child.
Dorset has been awarded over £100m of capital funding by NHS England, which will enable it to invest in proposed major improvements to health and care services across the county.
A loveable dog who took centre stage at the most prestigious dog show in the world is putting smiles on the faces of patients with life limiting illnesses at Shaftesbury’s Westminster Memorial Hospital.
An innovative sexual health drop-in centre launched in Bournemouth last year is having a positive impact and proving extremely popular among teenagers. 507@Boscombe, run by Dorset HealthCare, provides confidential sexual health advice and support for young people aged 13 to 25 in a modern, safe and non-judgemental environment.
The Trust’s Criminal Justice, Liaison and Diversion (CJLD) Service has received a prestigious honour from Dorset Police. The team has been presented with a commendation for their contribution to supporting the police in assisting vulnerable people in both the community and custody settings.
Hospitals in the west of Dorset are hosting special recruitment days to help attract new recruits for local healthcare services.
Job seekers are invited to Bridport Hospital on Wednesday, 21 June, and Westhaven Hospital in Weymouth on Wednesday, 28 June, to meet staff and learn more about the many roles available.
Dorset HealthCare is looking for registered general and mental health nurses, as well as occupational therapists, physiotherapists and health care assistants, to help provide crucial local NHS services – both in hospitals and out in the community.
The General Election may be over – but a new poll will give you the chance to represent your community over how local NHS services are provided.
Dorset HealthCare is holding elections to its Council of Governors next month. There are 14 seats up for grabs to members of the public – three representing Bournemouth, three representing Poole, and eight representing the Dorset and Rest of England constituency.
A creative new video showcasing apprentices at Dorset HealthCare aims to encourage more people to choose a career in local NHS services.
The four-minute film promotes the benefits of becoming an apprentice at the Trust and highlights the wide range of opportunities available.
Dorset is at the forefront of providing better care for local people after being named as a pilot area for a new joined-up way of working across health, social care and the voluntary sector.
The Yeatman Hospital in Sherborne is inviting members of the public through its doors for a special health exhibition next week.
Space for Growth is having a Launch Garden Party on 19 July.
People living in and around Dorset are being invited to apply to join a new public engagement group as a key part of the work to improve health and care across the county, as detailed in the county’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).
Harmonious healthcare staff are showing they have the X-factor in a bid to crack the charts. Only it’s not the Top 40 they are looking to conquer, but patients’ drug charts – with Dorset HealthCare producing a pop video to help raise awareness about medicines safety in its hospitals and out in the community.
Young people using Bournemouth’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) have turned to interior design and helped revamp a therapeutic art room and clinic areas.
Inspirational stories of people across Dorset who have recovered from serious illness or injury have been spotlighted at a health awards ceremony.
Dorset HealthCare’s Council of Governors has appointed Andy Willis as Chair of the community and mental health trust serving communities across Dorset. Andy brings a wealth of experience in non-executive roles for organisations in the health, housing, education and third sectors.
A special drop-in recruitment event will take place in Dorchester on Saturday (25 March) to highlight the wide range of NHS jobs on offer in Dorset.
Poole-based firm Morebus has joined the growing number of local businesses signing up to support the Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme run by Dorset HealthCare. The initiative aims to get more women breastfeeding in public and encourage cafes, restaurants, leisure centre and other public venues to sign a certificate of good practice and display a sticker welcoming mums through their doors.
A special drop-in recruitment event will take place in Bournemouth on Saturday (18 March) to highlight the wide range of NHS jobs on offer in Dorset.
More than 120 local businesses across the county have signed up to a Dorset HealthCare campaign aimed at encouraging more women to breastfeed and have the confidence to do it in public.