Health & Wellbeing

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Failings at Poole Hospital's maternity unit were identified in March 2023. Picture: UHD

Failings at Dorset hospital that handed baby to the “wrong mother” were highlighted before incident

A MOTHER was handed the WRONG baby after giving birth at a Dorset hospital. The University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation…

Sam and Maggie at Blandford Health & Beauty Centre, which has closed after 20 years

Blandford Health and Beauty Centre shuts after 20 years

A BLANDFORD beauty salon has closed after 20 years of helping townsfolk look their best. The Blandford Health & Beauty…

Chris Best, the new MD of Care Dorset

New MD unveiled for Dorset adult social care firm

A DORSET care firm has appointed a new managing director. Adult social care provider Care Dorset, owned by Dorset Council,…

Nourish Community Larder coordinator, Sophie Burditt

Nourish in Blandford teams up with Morrisons to help women in need

A BLANDFORD group that supports people in hard times has teamed up with Morrisons to help those enduring period…

Care South staff and residents with the Lewis-Manning Hospice Care team at the Muddy Dog Dash

Care home residents join muddy participants at charity dog event

CARE home residents – and their best friends – took on a charity challenge to raise vital funds. Residents, staff…

Free health checks and advice on offer at pop-up event

FREE health checks and ultrasound tests are among the offering at a special pop-up event running this month. Staff and…

Sharon Cannings, front left, owner of Move On Sales & Lettings with Jannine Loveys, charity manager of The DCCF, front right, and Move On Sales & Lettings staff

Poole property firm backing Dorset cancer charity

A PROPERTY agent in Poole is backing a Dorset cancer charity. Move On is the latest business to become an…

Lemur Landings Group has joined forces with the Forest Holme Hospice Charity

Splashdown Waterpark and Lemur Landings to back hospice charity in 2024

SPLASHDOWN Waterpark and Lemur Landings in Poole will support a county hospice charity this year. Lemur Attractions Group has announced…

Pauline Hallam with colleagues at the Adam Practice

Pauline’s 50 years helping patients at Adam Practice

FROM reception to prescriptions, “legend” Pauline Hallam has seen it all in her 50 years with the Adam Practice,…

Flowers and sweets mark special Valentine’s celebration at Hamworthy care home

FLOWERS, cards and sweets were the order of the day for a Valentine’s celebration in Hamworthy. Residents and staff at…