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Eileen, in the throne, front, with her award during the coronation celebrations

Volunteer Eileen gets royal approval for Blandford Hospital efforts

AN 83-YEAR-OLD hospital volunteer has received royal approval for her efforts. Eileen Waters, who has been a volunteer at Blandford Hospital for the past six...
The event raised much-needed funds for the DCCF

Health firm’s coffee morning raises cash for Dorset cancer charity

A COFFEE morning held by a firm that helps people recover from injury and illness gave a county cancer charity a boost. Oxygen Wellbeing, based...
The landing site is used by the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. Picture: Matt Cape

New helicopter landing spot as Dorchester hospital work continues

A HELICOPTER landing site at Dorset County Hospital is being moved during building work. The landing pad, next to the current Emergency Department, is being...
Dr David Burlton (Retired) Dr Adrienne Slater, Dr Ann Thomas (Retired) Dr Phil Kreeger (Retired) Dr Sarah Nixon (Retired) Dr James Clements, Mrs Ruth Evans, Dr Jonathan Evans (Retired), Dr Tracey Wall, Dr Lucy Purcell, Dr Jan Emms, Dr Matthew Hunt, Dr Matthew Sword

Tributes to Blandford GP who has retired after 40 years

TRIBUTES have been paid to a GP who has retired after more than 40 years caring for patients. Dr Jon Evans has stood down from...
Joe Wicks is set to lead a workout in the Theatre & Circus area at the 2023 Glastonbury Festival

Fitness star Joe Wicks to stage Glastonbury Festival workout for revellers

JOE Wicks - who became a household name with his lockdown PE lessons - will be on hand to help wake up Glastonbury Festival...
Consultant clinical psychologist, Dr Joanna Yilmaz, is involved with the Maternal Mental Health Service (MMHS)

Mental health service to support women with pregnancy-related problems

A NEW specialist service is being offered to help women experiencing pregnancy-related fear, trauma or loss. The Maternal Mental Health Service (MMHS), run by Dorset...
Mental health is the subject of the workshop on May 12

Workshop to highlight mental health of farmers and landowners

MENTAL health issues among the farming and landowner community will be the subject of a workshop this month. On May 12, the Rural Support and...
Breaking tasks down into smaller steps can be really useful IMAGE: Gerd Altmann/Pixabay

Why the first step is the hardest and most important

by Alice Johnsen IT’S a sensation we’re probably all familiar with. The sinking pit in the stomach, the distraction, the restlessness. You’ve got a job...
Spring boosters are available in Dorset for eligible people

Eligible people in Dorset urged to book Covid-19 booster jabs

ELIGIBLE people are being urged to book their Covid-19 booster jabs this spring. More than 75,000 people in Dorset are eligible for the vaccine top-up,...
Appointments could be postponed at Dorset County Hospital

Hospital appointments could be postponed as nurses prepare to strike

HOSPITAL appointments could be postponed this weekend and into next week as nurses prepare to go out on strike. Nursing members of the Royal College...