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Ridgeway Magazine 11th July 2018

  • Can you over-water your garden and plants? Naomi from Poundbury Gardens tells us.
  • John joined a huge crowd at the Chickerell Show and talks to some exhibitors and a show director.
  • We make a visit to the RSPB reserve at… Continue reading

Dorset Oak Tree Supports Organ Donation

K designAfter an overwhelmingly high response to our organ donation artwork brief by over 100 artists, we are delighted to have awarded the commission to Andy Kirkby, a Dorchester -based sculptor whose portfolio includes many exciting sculpture trails and projects across Dorset and beyond.

Arts in Hospital has been working closely with The Organ Donation Team to rejuvenate a courtyard with a striking new artwork that celebrates the gift of organ donation and sparks significant conversations about subject. Andy has come up with a sensitive but impressive design using a venerable Dorset oak tree and a Japanese tradition of the loving repair of broken ceramics. Continue reading

Groundbreaking thumb surgery trial at DCH

PHOTO: Orthopaedic surgeon Tim Crook, third from left, with the DCH GRIP 2 clinical trial team

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Dorset County Hospital has been chosen as one of just four hospitals in the UK to take part in the trial of an innovative new surgical procedure for patients with osteoarthritis of the thumb joint.

DCH places… Continue reading

Patients rate DCH as one of the best

Nursing staff gather in Dorset County Hospital’s Education Centre to celebrate Nurses’ Day.

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Dorset County Hospital is in the top 15 trusts in the country according to the results of the latest national inpatient survey.

The results have been published as nursing staff gear up to celebrate International Nurses’ Day… Continue reading