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Latest news

Our Facebook and Twitter Pages

Get regular updates about what's going on at DCH through Facebook facebook.com/DCHFT and Twitter twitter.com/DCHFT

Shaping the future of local healthcare services

DCH calls on the local community to contribute to its plans for the future at public events

Hospital offers the very best in cancer care

DCH is offering some of the best cancer care in the country according to a national patient survey

Diabetes patients encouraged to 'Talk Hypos'

DCH supports Hypoglycaemia Awareness Week campaign

Staff and volunteers honoured at GEM Awards

Awards ceremony recognises staff and volunteers for going the extra mile for patients and colleagues

New hospital Chief Executive announced

Patricia Miller appointed as new Chief Executive of DCHFT

DCH in the running for two HSJ Awards

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for two prestigious Health Service Journal Awards

DCH is the PLACE to be treated!

Latest assessments show high standards in cleanliness, food, privacy and the environment at DCH

Introduction to medicine for budding doctors

Students get a taste of life as a doctor during a special course

Eye department nominated for national award

Macular service in line for Clinical Service of the Year

New treatment for prostate cancer patients

New alternative to surgery now available for prostate cancer patients

Ensuring swift treatment for stroke patients

Act quickly to give stroke sufferers the best chance of recovery

Hospital housekeeper wins public service award

Emergency Department housekeeper to receive national award at House of Lords

New hi-tech wheelchairs are a hit

DCH first hospital in Europe to introduce state-of-the-art wheelchairs for patients

DCH receives Top Hospitals award

DCH named as one of the top 40 hospitals in national awards

Hospital chief executive moves on

DCHFT Chief Executive is leaving for a new CEO post

New film launched to explain when to use Emergency Department

Our ED staff star in an informative new video put together with NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group

Hand surgery helps author's dream come true

Dorset author overcomes the challenges of rheumatoid arthritis to publish novels

Fundraiser officially opens new low-risk birth room

Mum opens new 'home from home' birth room named in her honour

New endoscopy unit is officially opened

New and improved endoscopy suite officially opened by founding consultant

Leading the way in pacemaker technology

Cardiac patients are now being offered the very latest in pacemaker technology

Double dose of good news for maternity unit

Maternity team celebrate excellence accolade and funding win

National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA)

Information leaflet for patients

Safeguarding Children Declaration

Dorset County Hospital's commitment to safeguarding children

Privacy and Dignity - Same Sex Accommodation

Ensuring privacy and dignity for all our patients

Better Together

SOS Pledge

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