Health & Wellbeing

Mental health support is available in Dorset throughout the Christmas period

Mental health support available over Christmas in Dorset

MENTAL health services in Dorset will be open as usual over the festive period. While a time of celebration, for…

Day Lewis in Wareham; The Abbey Pharmacy in Sherborne; Boots in Frome and Rowlands in Salisbury are open on Christmas Day

Pharmacies open on Christmas Day in Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire

A NUMBER of pharmacies are opening on Christmas Day for those in need of advice and medication. Below is a…

Junior doctors are on strike until 7am on Saturday, December 23

NHS facing facing “significant disruption” during junior doctors’ strike

ROUTINE care NHS services in the south west are facing “significant disruption” this week as industrial action by junior…

Caroline Barnes - creative health coordinator, Aidan Sinnott - senior healthcare assistant, and Kirsty Withers - specialist matron and head of the dementia and delirium service

Yeovil hospital garden scoops top award for third year running

A GARDEN designed to make time in hospital for dementia patients as comfortable as possible has been recognised with…

Some hospital appointments to be postponed in Dorset during junior doctors’ strike

SOME hospital appointments at Dorset County Hospital will be postponed next week as junior doctors go on strike. As part…

Dorset Council wants to make it easier for people to walk or cycle

Have your say over active travel improvements in Dorset

PEOPLE are being urged to have their say on making active travel easier in Dorset. Dorset Council wants to make…

Dr Melanie Iles, the new chief medical officer at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

New chief medical officer appointed for Somerset NSHS Foundation Trust

THE Somerset NHS Foundation Trust has a new chief medical officer. Dr Melanie Iles has been appointed to the role,…

How the new diagnostic centre at Yeovil Hospital will look

New diagnostic centre at Yeovil Hospital gets green light from planners

PLANS for a new diagnostic centre at Yeovil hospital have been given the green light. The state-of-the-art facility is…

Deadline approaching for Covid and flu jab bookings in Dorset

MORE than 215,000 people in Dorset have had a Covid vaccine ahead of the autumn and winter months -…

Whitecliff Surgery in Blandford is among those closing for an hour after the sad news. Picture: Google

Blandford and village surgeries closing after “sudden passing” of member of staff

A NUMBER of Dorset surgeries will close for an hour today (December 11) after sad news of the “sudden…