Health

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 …
blood donors Shaftesbury

The NHS has made an appeal for new blood donors to come forward to ensure stocks are maintained, especially after the festive period when blood stock levels tend to fall. NHS Blood and …
Westminster Memeorial Hospital

Members of Shaftesbury Town Council have agreed to ‘kick-start’ the process of getting the community together to decide the best way forward for Shaftesbury’s Westminster Memorial Hospital following the decision to save the …
Dorset CCG

Dorset Care Commissioning Group (CCG) has officially decided that the threatened inpatient beds at Westminster Memorial Hospital are to be saved after all. The health body today backed a recommendation that the 15 …
westminster memorial hospital shaftesbury

The threatened inpatient beds at Westminster Memorial Hospital in Shaftesbury look likely to be saved after all, writes Richard Thomas. The health body Dorset Care Commissioning Group (CCG) has today announced a U-turn …