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My stem cells could help save the life of man I’ve never met

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

A HEALTHCARE worker at Royal Bournemouth Hospital has donated stem cells in a bid to save the life of an unknown man.

Mark’s battle to rid misconceptions around mental health

Bournemouth Echo:

10:11am Wednesday 15th October 2014

MARK Houghton is measured, articulate and intelligent. He works full-time at a supermarket in Christchurch, has a grown-up daughter and devotes his spare time to helping some of the most vulnerable people in the community – something he is passionate about.

New report based on patient feedback criticises "variation" in hospital care in Dorset

Bournemouth Echo:

12:22pm Thursday 9th October 2014

THERE is a “wide variation” in the standards of hospital care in Dorset, according to a new report.

“Each day is a challenge” – CMT sufferer speaks out over living with incurable condition

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

“MY condition is deteriorating and each day is a challenge to remain independent.”

Cancer care at Poole Hospital rated among the best in the country

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 7th October 2014

THE standard of cancer care at Poole Hospital has again been rated among the best in the country in the latest National Cancer Patient Experience Survey.

New X-ray suite for Wimborne hospital

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A new X-ray suite has been opened at a hospital in Wimborne.

‘Meningitis nearly killed me at the age of 26 – don’t ignore the warning signs’

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A VICTIM of meningitis who only narrowly avoided death has urged others to guard against complacency.

You don’t have to live with misery of eczema, says Poole Hospital skin expert

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

ECZEMA can ruin people’s lives if left untreated, according to a skin expert at Poole Hospital.

Inspectors return to Royal Bournemouth Hospital nine months after damning report

Bournemouth Echo:

5:20am Wednesday 17th September 2014

INSPECTORS have returned to the Royal Bournemouth to see if it has improved following last year’s critical report.

Prostate cancer patients at Poole Hospital take part in pioneering trials

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

PIONEERING clinical trials led by nurses are taking place at Poole Hospital, putting it among the first in the country to offer such treatment.

Help Kirsty win for Britain at international autism awards

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

AS a child, Kirsty Seager found life very confusing. For not only did she have learning difficulties, it wasn’t until she was 14 that she was diagnosed with autism.

Two doctors or nurses attacked every week in Bournemouth hospitals

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

TWO doctors and nurses a week are being attacked as they work at hospitals in Bournemouth and Christchurch, it has been revealed.

AFCB star backs Bug Buster initiative in schools

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AFC Bournemouth’s Simon Francis has been announced as Player Ambassador for an infection prevention schools project with Nuffield Health Hospital Bournemouth.

Pregnant women don’t exercise enough, says report

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A NEW report has shown that 70 per cent of pregnant women are failing to achieve the recommended 30-minutes of exercise five days a week.

Free hair and beauty treatments for people diagnosed with cancer

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

INSPIRED by their daughter’s five year remission following non-Hodgkin lymphoma, owners of Poole-based salon Synergy Hair-dressing, Colina and Steve Currell, have introduced complimentary hair and beauty treatments to clients who have been diagnosed with cancer.

My battle with Ataxia: rare condition won’t rob me of my independence

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

HE’S been barred from pubs because security staff wrongly assumed he was drunk.

Pregnant women should be screened earlier for genetic disorders

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

PREGNANT women should be screened earlier for chromosomal disorders.

Skin cancer numbers double in South West – are you wearing your sun cream?

Bournemouth Echo: Slaop on the sun cream to prevent burning

7:50am Monday 4th August 2014

WHEN Cath Filby was told she had breast cancer, she admits to being “traumatised” by the diagnosis.

My cancer diagnosis traumatised me – so I’m writing a book to help other deal with it

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

WHEN Cath Filby was told she had breast cancer, she admits to being “traumatised” by the diagnosis.

Stay away from A&E unless it's really an emergency, plead doctors as patient numbers soar

Bournemouth Echo: EXPERT ADVICE: The Poole Hospital A&E department

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

PRESSURED accident and emergency units in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset are urging patients to consider alternatives to ease “exceptionally high” demand on departments.

How orchestra is helping improve quality of life for dementia sufferers

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

IT’S never too late to learn a new skill, as Margaret and Mike Stark discovered when they performed in a symphony orchestra on their 59th wedding anniversary.

Dorset doctor swims to Africa for Teenage Cancer Trust

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A DORSET doctor took the plunge and swam across the Strait of Gibraltar to Africa, raising nearly £1500 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Community hospital gets £230k refurb

Bournemouth Echo:

6:30pm Monday 14th July 2014

PATIENTS at a community hospital are benefiting from new facilities and services, thanks to an extensive development project.

Number of young Crohn’s disease sufferers triples, new figures reveal

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

THE number of young people admitted to hospital with Crohn’s Disease, an Inflammatory Bowel Disease, has risen by 300 per cent, it has been claimed.

336 drivers reported to police by speed check volunteers

Bournemouth Echo: SLOW DOWN: residents carrying out a speed check for Community Speed Watch

11:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

VILLAGE residents have reported more than 300 drivers to police in a bid to reduce speeding in their neighbourhood.

NHS healthcare trust shows improvement after breaching licence

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Saturday 5th July 2014

DORSET’S biggest healthcare provider has taken steps to improve the way it’s run after it was found to be in breach of its licence last year.

VIDEO: ‘I’m lucky to be alive’ – diabetes sufferer shares story to help others

Bournemouth Echo:

4:45pm Friday 4th July 2014

THIS time last year, Duncan Venables was recovering from life-saving surgery after his right leg had to be amputated.

Award winning invention helps county’s thirsty patients

Bournemouth Echo: Award winning invention helps county’s thirsty patients

3:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

AN AWARD-WINNING invention which helps keep patients hydrated is being rolled out across Dorset’s community health services.

One day off turned into two weeks – but you don’t have to suffer with anxiety like I did

Bournemouth Echo: One day off turned into two weeks – but you don’t have to suffer with anxiety like I did

1:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

THE psychological therapies service run by Dorset HealthCare, has been expanded after moving into new premises in Poole.

Hospital trusts praised for clinical research

Bournemouth Echo: Jonathan Sheffield, chief executive officer of the NIHR Clinical Research Network

3:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

BOURNEMOUTH and Poole NHS Hospital Trusts have been praised for their clinical research, following the publication of a new league table by the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network.

Don’t drink when looking after children, warn health workers

Bournemouth Echo: Wendy Thorogood

3:00pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

TO mark Child Accident Prevention Week, healthcare workers are raising awareness of the dangers children face and what parents can do to minimise risk.

New minibus helping transport MS sufferers to ‘lifeline’ centre

Bournemouth Echo: LIFELINE: Used vehicle sales manager Steve Newby hands keys for a brand new minibus to John Astley with fundraisers, volunteers and facility users

2:00pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

FOR many people like Lance Harris who live with multiple sclerosis, The Osborne Centre, run by the Bournemouth & District branch of the MS Society, is a lifeline. Lance, 65, from Bournemouth, who was diagnosed at the age of 26, visits the centre three days a week. His wife, who is also his carer, works in the shop.

12,000 people unaware they are living with Type 2 diabetes

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1:00pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

HEALTH experts in Dorset are using national Diabetes Week this week to stress the importance of prevention and early diagnosis.

VIDEO: How Bournemouth Hospital ward is turning itself around after damning CQC report

Bournemouth Echo: Ward Sister Claire Charville and staff

10:00am Saturday 7th June 2014

AN ELDERLY care ward that was named and shamed in a critical report of the Royal Bournemouth Hospital has been given a £200,000 revamp.

Cake sale at Poole practice to mark National Carers Week

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12:57pm Thursday 5th June 2014

A cake sale and raffle will be held at The Adam Practice in Longfleet Road on Wednesday June 11 from 10am to 4pm to mark National Carers Week.

Dorset GP surgeries ‘mystery shopped’ over complaints procedure

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12:50pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

EVERY GP surgery in Dorset has been ‘mystery shopped’ by an army of volunteers, to see how easy it was to make a complaint.

Devoted dad marks 50th birthday with 1,100-mile charity cycle to celebrate son’s meningitis survival

Bournemouth Echo: FUNDRAISERS: Duncan Tuffrey, Dave Smith, Pete Brown and John Preston

12:43pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

A DEVOTED dad marked his 50th birthday by taking part in a 1,100-mile charity cycle to raise thousands of pounds to celebrate his son bravely surviving meningitis.

Relaxation techniques to be taught at Lewis Manning Hospice in Poole

Bournemouth Echo: Relaxation techniques to be taught at Lewis Manning Hospice in Poole

12:22pm Thursday 29th May 2014

THE artist-in-residence at Lighthouse Poole will be holding a creative freedom workshop at a Poole charity next week.

Melodies for Memories: volunteers sought to help protect music service for dementia sufferers

Bournemouth Echo: MELODIES: Natalie Betts with Len and Mavis Cook

3:00pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

NEW volunteers are being sought to safeguard the future of a unique service in Dorset for people with dementia.

How singing group is changing lives for people with breathing difficulties

Bournemouth Echo: TUNEFUL: The new group

12:00pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

A NEW singing group is helping people with breathing conditions to hit a new high note with their healthcare.

I had stroke aged 23 – now I’m raising money for hospital that helped me recover

Bournemouth Echo: CHALLENGE: Lucy Mander

3:00pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

THIS time last year Lucy Mander suffered a stroke at the age of just 23.

Health chiefs open Poole Hospital’s endoscopy unit after £500k refurbishment

Bournemouth Echo: CUTTING EDGE:  Dr Alistair Somerville-Ford opens the newly-refurbished Endoscopy Ward at Poole Hospital

4:00pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

HEALTH chiefs have officially reopened Poole Hospital’s endoscopy unit, following a £500,000 refurbishment. Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust says patients will now benefit from state-of-the-art technology and more efficient services.

Bournemouth university student tells all about living life with mental illness

Bournemouth Echo: ROAD TO RECOVERY: Alex Geraghty

1:21pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

THIS time last year, mental health didn’t mean much to former Bournemouth University student Alex Geraghty.

Events held in Southbourne for Dementia Awareness Week

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12:00pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

A SERIES of events are being held in Southbourne in support of Dementia Awareness Week.

House dust, eggs and nuts: how a Poole youngster lives with life-threatening allergies

Bournemouth Echo: BATTLE: Gemma Price with her son Jake who has allergies and could have a serious reaction to some types of food

1:00pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

HALF of children and under-18s now have one or more allergies, according to a new report by the charity Allergy UK.

Charity’s Race for Life appeal after inspiring cancer survival figures

Bournemouth Echo: SIGN UP: A Race for Life event in Bournemouth

5:00pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

AROUND 15,000 people diagnosed with cancer in the South West today will survive the disease for at least ten years, according to new figures published by Cancer Research UK.

Obesity timebomb: 55,000 people at risk of life threatening illnesses in Bournemouth and Poole

Bournemouth Echo: Obesity timebomb: 55,000 people at risk of life threatening illnesses in Bournemouth and Poole

1:00pm Sunday 27th April 2014

MORE than 55,000 people in Bournemouth and Poole are at risk of life threatening illnesses because they fail to realise they are obese, according to a new survey.

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.

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