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Bank Holiday advice for Dorset residents needing medical help

Bournemouth Echo: Worcestershire GPs under increasing pressure

10:06am Wednesday 16th April 2014

AS the bank holiday weekend approaches, Dorset residents are being given some simple advice to make sure they get the care they need and ease pressure on local healthcare services.

New haemophiliacs support group set-up in Bournemouth and Poole

Bournemouth Echo: HELPING OTHERS: Jo Fancourt with her son Alfie, 16

10:05am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A NEW support group for families in Bournemouth and Poole affected by haemophilia is hosting its first awareness event this weekend.

Royal Bournemouth Hospital buys electric cars to reduce carbon emissions

Bournemouth Echo: SWITCHED ON: Steven Fall with the electric Nissan Leaf cars

3:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

ELECTRIC cars have been purchased by two Dorset hospitals in an attempt to reduce carbon emissions.

Hospital staff raise cash for Brain Tumour Research

Bournemouth Echo: Hospital staff raise cash for Brain Tumour Research

10:53am Friday 11th April 2014

Staff at the Nuffield Health Hospital Bournemouth raised more than £300 for the charity Brain Tumour Research on Brain Tumour Awareness Day.

Around 12,000 people in Dorset estimated to have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes

Bournemouth Echo: Phaedra Perry, Diabetes UK’s regional manager in the South West

11:12am Wednesday 9th April 2014

AROUND 37,000 people in Dorset have diabetes, but according to a new report another 12,000 are estimated to have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes.

Christchurch nurse given £6,400 for research into blood cancers

Bournemouth Echo: GRANT:

5:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A DORSET nurse has been awarded a £6,400 grant to explore healthcare overseas to improve survival rates for blood and lymphatic cancers in the UK.

Health watchdog closes investigation into Poole Hospital's finances

Bournemouth Echo: Medical Investigation’s Unit at Poole Hospital is shortlisted for national award

12:41pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

HEALTH watchdog Monitor has closed the investigation it opened in June last year into Poole Hospital, due to concerns over its finances.

Diabetes events being held over bid to streamline range of blood glucose equipment

Bournemouth Echo: Dr Andrew Macklin

11:10am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

DIABETES affects around 37,000 people in Dorset. Now people who have to self-test their blood sugar are being invited to help with a review of glucose monitoring equipment.

Dorset nurse Rebecca French first in county to trial new multiple sclerosis drug

Bournemouth Echo: Rebecca French is first person in Dorset to try new MS drug

11:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A 39-YEAR-OLD nurse is the first person in Dorset to trial a ground-breaking new drug that can delay the progress of multiple sclerosis.

Someone to rely on- Dorset Cancer Advocacy offering support to older people with cancer

Bournemouth Echo: REGAINING CONFIDENCE: Breast cancer survivor Nina

2:26pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

The Dorset Cancer Advocacy is an innovative service that offers support and information to older people with cancer.

‘I could barely speak for two months after stroke’ – why I want to help others living with asphasia

Bournemouth Echo: MEET AND GREET: The new aphasia drop-in centre in Purewell, Christchurch

2:00pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

WHEN Bill Lindsay had a stroke at the age of 49, he couldn’t talk or walk. For two months the only words he could say were either yes or no.

Medical Investigation’s Unit at Poole Hospital is shortlisted for national award

Bournemouth Echo: Medical Investigation’s Unit at Poole Hospital is shortlisted for national award

11:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

POOLE Hospital’s Medical Investi-gations Unit (MIU) has been shortlisted for a national award.

Damning report calls for improvement of non-emergency patient transport service E-zec

Bournemouth Echo: An E-zec ambulance outside the Basepoint business centre on the Bournemouth airport site

12:00pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

THE private firm that took over Dorset’s non-emergency patient transport last year has been told to improve in four out of five areas in a damning report.

Feedback on Bournemouth Hospital wanted by health watchdog

Bournemouth Echo: – Feedback on Bournemouth Hospital wanted by health watchdog

10:00am Wednesday 12th March 2014

LOCAL independent consumer watchdog Healthwatch Dorset has been invited by the Royal Bournemouth Hospital to collect people’s views on the hospital and its services.

New tool to see how smokers will age launched by Dorset’s Stop Smoking Team

Bournemouth Echo: UGLY TRUTH: Smoking ages you.

9:58am Wednesday 12th March 2014

A NEW tool to help smokers save face has been launched by Dorset HealthCare’s Stop Smoking Team to mark National No Smoking Day today.

Harry Redknapp opens new state-of-the-art MRI and CT centre at hospital in Poole

Bournemouth Echo: ‘FANTASTIC’: Harry Redknapp at the new MRI and CT suite

3:00pm Saturday 8th March 2014

VETERAN football manager and local hero Harry Redknapp has officially opened a new MRI and CT Centre at The Harbour Hospital in Poole.

Dorset nurse turns to pedal power in fight against ovarian, breast and cervical cancers

Bournemouth Echo: Liz Gifford is part of a team that will cycle 400km in Cuba to raise funds for cancer charities

5:00pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

DORSET cancer nurse specialist Liz Gifford is turning to peddle power in the fight against breast, ovarian and cervical cancers.

“There is a hope, so never ever give up” - Christchurch eating disorder sufferer speaks of personal battle

Bournemouth Echo: NEVER GIVE UP: Laura Langford with mum Norma and dad Hugh

4:00pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

LAURA Langford looks like a happy, healthy, 22-year-old woman.

Bournemouth students get knitting to create tiny hats for premature babies at Poole Hospital

Bournemouth Echo: Student Union co-ordinator Fontayne Fernay-Debrett, front right and Carmen Prince from Yummy Mummies, front left, with student volunteers

3:00pm Monday 3rd March 2014

PREMATURE babies too small to fit into shop-bought hats have been given a helping hand by a group of students in Bournemouth.

How will you wear yours? Don a bandana and show your support for brain tumour patients

Bournemouth Echo: MISSION: The Hammer Out team, from left, founder and CEO Tina Mitchell Skinner, Helen Silverthorn, Gill Chester, Rosemary Wormington, Joanna Instone and Steph Staton

2:00pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

A MAJOR campaign to support brain tumour patients and their families in Dorset will be launched next week to mark Brain Tumour Awareness Month.

Macgregor sailing sisters sign up for Royal Bournemouth Hospital's March for Men

Bournemouth Echo: MADE TO MARCH: Team GB Olympic sailing sisters Kate and Lucy Macgregor

11:00am Friday 21st February 2014

TEAM GB Olympic sailing sisters Kate and Lucy Macgregor have signed up for a new sports event in Bournemouth to support men’s health.

Parents urged to have their say over care for children with diabetes in schools for survey

Bournemouth Echo: TAKING CARE: Sarah Harvey, centre, Anita Cubitt, right, headteacher at  St George’s Primary School and teacher  Helen Hinsull, left, with Jesse Townsend and Ryan Harvey who both have Type 1 diabetes

3:00pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

PARENTS in Dorset are being urged to support a campaign to improve care in schools for children with diabetes by taking part in a government consultation.

Innovative self-help method for MS patients developed by Poole Hospital therapists to be rolled-out nationwide

Bournemouth Echo: Vicky Slingsby and Alison Nock have developed Facets to help MS patients

4:00pm Monday 17th February 2014

AN innovative self-help method for multiple sclerosis patients, developed by two Poole occupational therapists, is being rolled out across the country.

Wimborne musician defies the odds to run London Marathon for Bowel and Cancer Research

Bournemouth Echo: BRAVE: Barry Edmondson in training for the marathon

3:00pm Friday 14th February 2014

JUST 14 months ago, Barry Edmondson was lying in a hospital bed, “praying to see tomorrow”.

Bournemouth University student discovers new “hair system” after leukaemia

Bournemouth Echo: Betzy before treatment

12:00pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

A BOURNEMOUTH University student, whose hair may never grow back following prolonged treatment for leukaemia, is enjoying a new lease of life with the help of a bespoke hair systems salon.

Patients across Bournemouth and Poole taking part in DVT study

Bournemouth Echo: BENEFICIAL: Patient Jacqueline Darts

10:13am Wednesday 5th February 2014

PATIENTS across Bournemouth and Poole are taking part in a study of a new device, that could help lower the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clots in the leg following surgery.

Half the man he used to be – Bournemouth’s Paul Gillman loses more than 11 stone

Bournemouth Echo: TRIM AND PROPER: Paul Gillman lost 11.5 stone and is now a fitness instructor

11:00am Friday 31st January 2014

HE’S literally half the man he used to be. For Paul Gillman has lost 11 and a half stone in weight and is now a personal fitness instructor.

‘We lost our child to a brain tumour at 16 - every parent needs to know the signs and symptoms’

Bournemouth Echo: HEARTACHE: Sacha and Toby Langton-Gilks whose son died

2:00pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

A NEW national campaign to raise awareness of childhood brain tumours – the biggest cancer killer of children in the country – launches today in Dorset.

VIDEO: Cherries manager Eddie Howe opens new MRI scanner at Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital

Bournemouth Echo: TAKE A SEAT:  AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe at the new MRI scanner suite with staff members Penny Wilkins and Fiona Higgins

11:00am Tuesday 28th January 2014

CHERRIES manager Eddie Howe and players officially opened a new MRI scanner suite at the Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital.

Multi-million pound work to improve maternity services at Poole nears completion

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4:00pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

A MULTI-MILLION pound building programme to improve maternity services at Poole Hospital is poised for completion next month.

Royal Bournemouth Hospital launch weekly quality update

Bournemouth Echo: Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Paula Shobbrook

12:00pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

A NEW weekly bulletin to update the public on improvements to quality of patient care at the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is now available.

Relate Bournemouth launches new campaign to help support families during divorce

Bournemouth Echo: Relate Bournemouth has launched a new campaign

2:00pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

A NEW campaign to help divorced parents in Dorset, has been launched by Relate Bournemouth following a dramatic increase in calls to the charity’s helpline this month.

Parents-to-be invited to open evening for new maternity unit at Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Bournemouth Echo: OPEN EVENING: The maternity unit

11:00am Wednesday 22nd January 2014

PARENTS-to-be are invited to an open evening at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH) tonight to learn more about a new maternity unit.

Poole Hospital’s home birth midwifery team celebrate delivering 100 babies in nine months

Bournemouth Echo: BUNDLE OF JOY: Laura and Arron Giffen with their new baby Mia

2:00pm Tuesday 21st January 2014

POOLE Hospital’s home birth midwifery team are celebrating after helping deliver 100 babies in the nine months since starting.

Sports stars and hospital staff sign up to RBH March for Men event

Bournemouth Echo: Sports stars and hospital staff sign up to RBH March for Men

5:00pm Saturday 18th January 2014

SPORTS stars and hospital staff have signed up to Bournemouth Hospital Charity’s new flagship event supporting men’s health at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH).

MPs battle to safeguard Poole Hospital following meeting with health secretary Jeremy Hunt

Bournemouth Echo: ACTION: Poole Hospital

12:00pm Friday 17th January 2014

LOCAL MPs have vowed to take action to safeguard the future of Poole Hospital following a private meeting with the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt.

Bournemouth mum raising awareness of juvenile arthritis for three-year-old daughter Isabella

Bournemouth Echo: RAISING AWARENESS: Gabrielle Archer and her daughter Isabella

4:00pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

WHEN Gabrielle Archer discovered her little girl had arthritis, she thought it was a condition that only affected the elderly.

Construction starts on Royal Bournemouth Hospital’s new Jigsaw building

Bournemouth Echo: Construction starts on Royal Bournemouth Hospital’s new Jigsaw building

3:00pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

CONSTRUCTION work has started on the Royal Bournemouth Hospital’s new Jigsaw building.

Harbour Hospital celebrates new year with new imaging suite

Bournemouth Echo: Harbour Hospital celebrates new year with new imaging suite

10:14am Wednesday 8th January 2014

CHRISTMAS came early for staff at BMI The Harbour Hospital in Poole – they are starting the new year with a new imaging suite.

'Disappointing' rise in child obesity figures for Bournemouth youngsters

Bournemouth Echo: 'Disappointing' rise in child obesity figures for Bournemouth youngsters

6:00am Monday 30th December 2013

NEW figures show a “disappointing” rise in child obesity in Bournemouth for pupils in their first and last years at primary school.

Poole Hospital appoints new chief executive officer

Bournemouth Echo: Debbie Fleming

12:22pm Tuesday 24th December 2013

A NEW chief executive officer with almost 30 years experience in the NHS has been appointed to lead Poole Hospital.

Man plagued with chronic head pain 24 hours a day raises awareness of migraines

Bournemouth Echo: PAIN: Gary Smart-Stead suffers from chronic migraines

5:00pm Wednesday 18th December 2013

ONE morning Gary Smart-Stead woke up with a headache, so he took a couple of painkillers thinking it would go away.

GP surgeries across Dorset to face rigorous inspections after findings from CQC report

Bournemouth Echo: Mike Bewick, deputy medical director NHS England

8:00am Sunday 15th December 2013

GP surgeries across Dorset are to face rigorous inspections after initial findings from a national report found that one in three is failing to meet basic standards.

“It’s like walking on the moon” – new anti-gravity treadmill aids knee and hip ailments

Bournemouth Echo: NASA: Justyn Lynk who is demonstrating the new Alter-G anti gravity treadmill at Harbour Hospital in Poole

5:00pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

WHEN Justyn Lynk had the chance to use new equipment developed by NASA to aid his rehabilitation from a knee op, he felt he was literally walking on the moon.

Daily Echo chief reporter taking up Decembeard campaign for bowel cancer charity

Bournemouth Echo: Darren Slade and his Decembeard facial hair

5:00pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

Beating Bowel Cancer hopes to raise £145,000 this month with its Decembeard campaign. The Daily Echo’s chief reporter Darren Slade explains why he has taken on the charity’s chin-itching challenge.

A shining example: unit praised for reducing time elderly patients spend at Poole Hospital

Bournemouth Echo: NHS STARS: Val Horn, Dr Matt Thomas and Barry Duell with the trophy

3:00pm Thursday 5th December 2013

A UNIT, which has helped halve the time older patients spend in Poole Hospital, has been praised by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh.

Doctors urge those most at risk to get flu vaccination

Bournemouth Echo: HEALTH: Families have been urged to take advantage of free flu vaccines this Christmas

3:00pm Wednesday 4th December 2013

DOCTORS are urging those most at risk from flu to protect themselves and their families as a matter of priority in the run up to Christmas with a free flu jab.

Multiple sclerosis cases on the rise

Bournemouth Echo: NEW LEADS: Alan Burridge wants to raise awareness of MS and the support services available in Dorset

9:58am Wednesday 27th November 2013

TV personality Jack Osbourne is one of thousands currently living with multiple sclerosis, and that number’s on the rise.

Medics save mother of the bride’s life – then take her to daughter’s wedding in ambulance

Bournemouth Echo: HOSPITAL PRAISED: Frances Wilkins in hospital

4:00pm Wednesday 20th November 2013

A DEDICATED team of hospital staff managed to get a mother of the bride to the church in time in an ambulance – after saving her life.

Bournemouth Uni and Poole Hospital create new app for youngsters with diabetes

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Uni and Poole Hospital create new app for youngsters with diabetes

12:54pm Wednesday 20th November 2013

A FREE smartphone application, developed by Bournemouth University and Poole Hospital Diabetes Centre, is helping to keep young people with Type 1 diabetes safe while drinking alcohol.

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