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the former radio station for Dorset County Hospital
KeeP 106 logo The community radio station from Dorchester has been up and running for some months now and listeners in Dorset County Hospital are able to listen via the Internet on their personal devices such as a smartphone, tablet or laptop with headphones/ear buds etc, or, of course, an FM radio on 106.3. If you would like to be involved with KeeP 106 there are many ways to do so. We need volunteers including presenters, technicians, production assistants, fundraisers and local event reporters. For more information about KeeP 106 follow these links:
If you are interested in sponsoring the new community radio station for Dorchester, or would like to be involved with the station in some way, please use this contact form

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The single most important action you can take is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

Have a big weekend in! The weather is set to be good this weekend, but to help save lives please stay at home. Coronavirus is life threatening for people, of all ages, everywhere.  Don’t be tempted (more…)

Martin and Kirsty Smithleigh were intending to run the Manchester Marathon on 5th April but of course it has been cancelled because of the coronavirus crisis. It would be a great shame to let all their hard work training for the event go to waste so they are still going to run a marathon – in their garden!

Kirsty, a teacher at the Thomas Hardye School, says “We will be running 840 ish laps of the garden tomorrow morning to raise money for Dorchester nurse and paramedic services (more…)

In this edition: A warning about coronavirus-related scams • a chat with Lord Julian Fellowes • and an extended interview with Martyn Underhill, outgoing (in 2021) Police & Crime Commissioner for Dorset. Presented by John Shepherd and Andy Venton

Our amazing staff at Dorset County Hospital are going above and beyond the call of duty, to care for the most vulnerable members of society.   The NHS is at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 (coronavirus) and our dedicated staff from domestics to doctors, nurses to porters at Dorset County Hospital are doing all they can to care for those most at risk.

Nick Johnson, acting CEO at Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said,

“We are all so proud of our dedicated staff at Dorset County Hospital (more…)

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance went online for the very first time at 8.00am on 21st March 2000; 52 minutes later they were tasked to their first mission. Back then, the service, which is still based at Henstridge Airfield, operated during daylight hours in a Bölkow 105 helicopter and carried a crew of two paramedics and a pilot.

Twenty years on, the service has developed beyond recognition. Their 20th Anniversary sees them operating the most advanced air ambulance helicopter of its class in the world, delivering the highest possible standard of pre-hospital clinical care to the people of Dorset and Somerset for 19 hours a day.

The charity is marking their 20th Anniversary with a ’20 Years By Your Side’ initiative (more…)

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