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Dorset Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs) and members of the Use of Police Powers and Standards Scrutiny Panel underwent specialist training from Autism Unlimited

Police visitors undergo autism training to better support those in custody

VOLUNTEERS who help ensure the rights and welfare of people in police custody are observed have undergone specialist training…

Specialist stroke support services being rolled out in Dorset

SPECIALIST stroke support services are being rolled out in Dorset. Ahead of World Stroke Day on Sunday…

A team from the DCCF's regular fundraising bowling events.

Breakthrough cervical cancer treatment welcomed by Dorset charity

A DORSET charity has hailed a breakthrough treatment for cervical cancer, revealed at a major medical conference. The treatment was…

Kate Adie with Alexandra House residents in Poole

Care home residents meet reporting legend Kate Adie at Poole event

EXPERIENCES covering conflict around the world were the order of the day for residents at a Poole care home. Staff…

Members of the Macmillan Unit team at Christchurch Hospital

Christchurch end-of-life care improvements receive national recognition

A PROJECT improving end-of-life care for patients has been recognised for its work. The special collaboration between an end-of-life care…

Hayeswood manager Mandi O’Conor and staff are keen to support families in Dorset. Picture: Dorset Council

Home offers respite for Dorset families of children with autism or learning disabilities

“OFTEN, families can feel like they’re on the brink due to the tremendous pressures they face.” Those are the words…

Marina Renee-Cemmick with her Mural on Kingfisher Ward

Marina’s colourful mural delights youngsters on children’s ward at DCH

CHILDREN at Dorset County Hospital are enjoying a colourful welcome thanks to the work of a renowned artist. Marina Renee-Cemmick,…

Kerry O'Brien, owner of Penn Hill Flowers, is backing the Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF) with amazing blooms

Poole florist backing cancer charity with bouquets after her own diagnosis

IN June last year, florist Kerry O’Brien received the news everyone fears. She was diagnosed with breast cancer. Having gone…

An artist’s impression of the new Emergency Department and Critical Care Unit

Planners green light new Emergency Department and Critical Care Unit at Dorset County Hospital

PLANS for a new Emergency Department and Critical Care Unit at Dorset County Hospital (DCH) in Dorchester…

Agnes with birthday card from King Charles and hospital consultant Mr Bassam Zwan

Agnes gets ‘best present’ for 100th birthday

HOSPITAL staff have helped a patient celebrate her 100th birthday while recovering from a hip operation.