Health & Wellbeing

Casterbridge Lodge in Winterbourne Steepleton wants to expand

Care home in bid to expand and offer 12 new rooms and staff accommodation

A DORSET care home has submitted plans for an extension. Casterbridge Lodge, off the B3159 at Winterbourne Steepleton, has applied…

Access will be restricted to DCH entrances over the weekend. Picture: Dorset NHS

Restricted access to entrances at Dorchester hospital this weekend

ACCESS to entrances at Dorset County Hospital will be disrupted by engineering works this weekend. On Saturday (March 23), work…

West Dorset MP Chris Loder led the official opening

New annexe boosts capacity at Sherborne surgery

A SHERBORNE surgery has expanded capacity in a bid to treat more patients. A new annexe at The Apples Medical…

Rosie Edgerley – cancer programme manager, Tracey McEwan – gynae oncology pathway navigator, Miriam Spicer – cancer improvement manager, Heather Fryer – colposcopy sister, Teresa Coombes - matron for gynaecology, gynae-oncology and early pregnancy assessment clinic, Mr David Milliken - consultant gynaecological oncologist

Somerset NHS service cuts womb cancer waiting times by 59 days

WAITING times for womb cancer diagnoses in Somerset have dropped by 59 days – thanks to a new self-referral…

From left to right: Ryan Winter, Kat Perham – Section Leader, Mo Kingshott, Marzena Kirton Darling, Neil Stuart, John Ranger – Specialist Operations Manager at Yeovil Crematorium, with Victoria Poole, Funding Manager – Mind in Somerset

Crematorium effort raises £14,000 for mental health charity

A CHARITY helping people suffering with mental health illness has received a £14,000 boost. Mind in Somerset was selected as…

People can get low-cost membership at RiversMeet in Gillingham

Low-cost Gillingham leisure centre membership to boost health and fitness

GET active and move more. That is the advice from staff at Gillingham Surgery, who know how important it is…

Matteo Grasso on the road ahead of his marathon effort

Farmer plans three marathons – barefoot – for kitchen gardens plan

A SOMERSET farmer is taking on three marathons on the Dorset coast to plant kitchen gardens in schools -…

Hazel Hoskin presents a cheque for £15,400 to the Special Care Baby Unit at DCH

Sunflower trail raised more than £15,000 for baby unit at DCH

SUNFLOWERS helped raise more than £15,000 to help Dorset County Hospital’s (DCH) Special Care Baby Unit. Each year, Maiden…

Wheelwright Cottage in Kingsdon could be registered as a children's home. Picture: Google

Cottage in Somerset village could become registered children’s home

A SOMERSET cottage could become a registered children’s home if plans are approved. Care firm Inspire Together has applied to…

The baby died at Yeovil Hospital

Parish council condemns move to close Yeovil acute stroke unit

THE loss of emergency care at Yeovil District Hospital for people who have suffered a stroke has been condemned…