Two wards at Alderney Hospital in Poole are leading the way in helping elderly dementia patients spend their final days in dignity and peace. Staff working on Herm and St. Brelades wards have been awarded Gold Standard Framework (GSF) accreditation – making them the first elderly care mental health units in the country to earn
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More than 100 health and social care professionals have signed up to the Dorset Care Record (DCR), marking a milestone for the project which aims to create a comprehensive and up to date record for every resident having treatment in the county. Representatives from all the Dorset Care Record partnership members have completed the mandatory
Dorset’s integrated care system has won national recognition for the work of its Public Engagement Group. Our Dorset PEG won the Improving Patient and Community Engagement category of the Healthcare Transformation Awards 2018. The awards were hosted by the Local Government Association, NHS Clinical Commissioners and National Association of Primary Care and presented at the
A new Integrated Discharge Services (IDS) Bureau has been officially opened at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Since the introduction of the IDS Bureau earlier this year, the hospital’s delayed transfer of care rate has greatly improved, freeing up more beds in the hospital every day. On average the hospital discharges between 75-100 patients a day
An NHS research study looking into the rehabilitation of knee replacement patients across Dorset has won a prestigious award, thanks to the collaborative work of Dorset County Hospital and Dorset HealthCare. NHS research teams from the two organisations were presented with the Outstanding Achievement Award at a ceremony hosted by the National Institute for Health