Health

sing and stroll

The Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team have been awarded more than £380,000 to expand their health and wellbeing project, ‘Stepping into Nature’. Supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, the project …
flu jab Dorset

Public Health Dorset is urging all healthcare workers to get their free flu jab and help avoid outbreaks this winter. Last year saw high numbers of flu outbreaks in care homes, and Public …
carer support Dorset

Carer Support Dorset have now officially opened their service for unpaid carers of over 18s across Dorset in a celebration at their new offices. The organisation will be a central point of contact …

In 2015, health practices in North Dorset began a three-year a pilot programme – the only one in the country – to discover whether regular home visits to those aged over 75 years …
Children bed

New research has found that the average parent spends at least one night a week sleeping somewhere other than their own bed because their children climb into bed with them, with 63 per …
hospitals GP doctors

Salisbury District Hospital has announced that 95 percent of patients attending A&E in August were admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours. This is the first time the hospital has achieved this standard …

There is good news for Shaftesbury residents who want to keep fit with a new gym opening this month. Hawkers Hill Gym at Wessex House on Longmead Industrial Estate is getting ready to …
westminster memorial hospital shaftesbury

A surprise attempt by Shaftesbury Town Council to protect Westminster Memorial Hospital from sale or redevelopment by getting it put on the register of ‘assets of community value’ unexpectedly stalled last night, 29 …
Dorset CCG

DORSET NHS leaders are to resume consultations with local people over the future of community services in the north Dorset area, they promised last week. Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group and Dorset Healthcare said …