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Overnight bed numbers down 20% at Bournemouth hospital in five years

Overnight bed numbers down 20% at Bournemouth hospital in five years

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Carolyn Langdon who is a counsellor for the Wessex Cancer Trust.

Cancer survivors needs extra support too

Dorset second highest for risk of Type 2 diabetes

Dorset second highest for risk of Type 2 diabetes

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The Stroke Outreach Team: (Left to right): TIA Nurse Specialist Stephanie Heath, Stroke Outreach Nurse Darren Rossiter, Senior Research Nurse Catherine Ovington, Stroke Outreach Lead Katharine Chambers and Stroke Outreach Nurse Tim Knight.

Stroke patients to be treated more quickly at RBH

Helen Weller, left, has suffered from Alopecia for many years and discovered support and help with hair pieces through Simone Thomas, right, and her salon in Westbourne.

I started going bald at 23 - then kept it secret for years: my alopecia story

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Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Fozard pay packet "slap in the face" for front line hospital staff

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Fozard re-hire "stitched up" in advance by RBH

Fozard re-hire "stitched up" in advance by RBH

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The main entrance of The Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Hospital trust faces investigation over multi-million pound deficit

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Sara Hawkins with her husband Derek

The C Change Appeal : Wessex Cancer centre saved my life

Dorset HealthCare nurses invite breastfeeding mothers to join them on sofas for a get together in Falkland Square in Poole.

‘Mums shouldn't feel self-conscious breastfeeding in public’

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Medical director retires, claims £1.9m pension - then is rehired at higher salary

Medical director retires, claims £1.9m pension - then is rehired at higher salary

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Dorset County Hospital held four recruitment days in Europe this year to beat staff shortages

Dorset County Hospital held four recruitment days in Europe this year to beat staff shortages

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Members of Healthwatch Dorset and the local community celebrate annual review

Healthwatch group to review services across Dorset

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From left to right: Martyn Webster, Manager Healthwatch Dorset, Jenny Baker OBE, Healthwatch England Committee Member, Joyce Guest, Chair, Healthwatch Dorset, Martyn Jewell, Board Business Manager, Healthwatch Dorset

Health watchdog wins award after 48 Dorset practices improved

Sally with her son Alex, 18, and grandsons Harry Hurford, seven, and, right, James Gutteridge, 12.

Thanks to organ donors I’ve seen my children grow up

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Members of staff from Alderney Hospital's Herm Ward celebrating the opening of new facilities

New tearoom and beauty salon at community hospital to help dementia sufferers

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Hundreds march in Dorchester over plans to move children's services to Bournemouth and Poole

Hundreds march in Dorchester over plans to move children's services to Bournemouth and Poole

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New Dorset-wide company to care for vulnerable adults could be "disaster" warn staff

New Dorset-wide company to care for vulnerable adults could be "disaster" warn staff

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Dorset HealthCare University, NHS Foundation Trust on Shelley Road in Boscombe, Bournemouth.

What do you think about Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust?

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Forest Holme Hospice palliative care nurse Joss Murray.

Hospices are about living and not just dying, says palliative nurse

Drinking ourselves to death: Bournemouth sixth worst in country for alcohol fatalities

Drinking ourselves to death: Bournemouth sixth worst in country for alcohol fatalities

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Second child confirmed as suffering from rare strain of E coli

Second child confirmed as suffering from rare strain of E coli

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Healthwatch Champion Lisa Brooks who has given the Mayor of Bournemouth's Volunteer of the Year Award

"We feel very lucky to have her" - volunteer Lisa awarded for hard work

Two more possible cases of E coli in Dorset, tests reveal

Two more possible cases of E coli in Dorset, tests reveal

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Siovon Rowden

"I have lost who I was" - meningitis survivor warns over long-term effects of disease

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Complaints against patient transport service E-zec are expected to rise

Complaints against Dorset patient transfer service E-zec expected to rise after 13,000 journeys aborted in the last year

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Steve Ingham with the Medtronic 640G, diabetes specialist dietician Emma Jenkins, his wife Heather and Steve Brackley from Medtronic Healthcare

People thought I was a drunk, but now my life has completely changed: diabetic one of first in Europe to have revolutionary new treatment

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Dr Forbes Watson, of the NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group at NHS Dorset Headquarters on Discovery Court in Poole.

Seven-day-a-week GP access proposed for Dorset

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£2m over budget and 13,000 aborted journeys in a year: Dorset's patient transfer service still not meeting its targets

£2m over budget and 13,000 aborted journeys in a year: Dorset's patient transfer service still not meeting its targets

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Bournemouth and Poole Hospitals set for major development under plans to change provision of emergency care in Dorset

One planned care hospital, one emergency hospital and round the clock consultants: new plans for NHS in Bournemouth and Poole

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Understanding dementia: how you could help make life better for sufferers

Understanding dementia: how you could help make life better for sufferers

Juliet Hately and Carol Sherman, both Skin Cancer Nurse Specialists spreading awareness at Poole Hospital by handing out leaflets and tubes of sun cream.

Protect your skin or the sun could kill you: the stark warning from experts over skin cancer

Matthew Low, lead clinician musculoskeletal physiotherapist at Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Physio joins groundbreaking study into unexplained medical conditions

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Macmillan cancer nurse Carol Goodman

Bournemouth builders backs skin cancer awareness campaign

David Richer with wife Deirdre

"I have got my life back" - heart patient's delight at new pacemaker

Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital GP Dr Alison Gardiner

National Stop Snoring Week: Small changes can make a big difference, says GP

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Dr Karim Hassan, head of the emergency department at Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

Health chief who slammed patients for treating A&E like Tesco is praised for speaking out

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Dr Karim Hassan

A&E is not like a 24-hour Tesco: stark warning from health chief who says emergency should MEAN emergency

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A&E: "We're a victim of our own success - one GP even brought his son in because it was quicker"

A&E: "We're a victim of our own success - one GP even brought his son in because it was quicker"

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Oh baby, I wasn't expecting you: Young mum shocked after giving birth without any signs of pregnancy

Oh baby, I wasn't expecting you: Young mum shocked after giving birth without any signs of pregnancy

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Dr Trevor Roberts, a psychologist and hypnotherapist who uses some innovative methods to help recently divorced couples move on.

Heartbreak healer sets up support group to help people going through break-ups

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High levels of air pollution expected in Dorset on Friday

High levels of air pollution expected in Dorset today

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Harry Jackson is severely autistic and requires a new specialist buggy to get out and about. Pictured from left are David, mum Lucy, dad Peter and Harry.

New £2k buggy to help autistic youngster Harry get out and about more easily

Zena Harrod and Liz Bailey from the Alcohol Outreach Team at Poole Hospital outside The Adam Practice.

Number of alcoholics at A&E down by 80% thanks to new outreach service

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Scarlet fever now confirmed in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

Scarlet fever now confirmed in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

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Melanie Corney suffered from meningitis and still suffers the after effects more than a decade later.

Why have we waited a year for meningitis vaccine? Poole survivor joins #wheresourvaccine campaign

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Occupational therapists Kate Cartwright (left) and Jo Mengell

Special centre will help treat autism

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Visiting restrictions at Bournemouth and Poole hospitals as norovirus takes hold

Visiting restrictions at Bournemouth and Poole hospitals as norovirus takes hold

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Too little, too late: Woman who caught deadly disease through blood transfusion says Prime Minister's apology is not enough

Too little, too late: Woman who caught deadly disease through blood transfusion says Prime Minister's apology is not enough

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Care and support minister Norman Lamb

Mental health services in Dorset in "desperate need" of more cash, says health watchdog

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