Christchurch pharmacy chosen to give the coronavirus vaccine

A CHRISTCHURCH pharmacy is one of five across Dorset chosen to deliver coronavirus vaccinations. The Grove Pharmacy at Christchurch Hospital will offer it from today (Thursday) as the programme is accelerated across the south-west. NHS England...

Weekly Covid update – 13 deaths in New Forest

MORE than a dozen deaths of people with Covid-19 have been reported in the New Forest in the latest weekly update. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said there have been 13 fatalities in the...

Police and council staff to visit supermarkets over reports of Covid breaches

DORSET Police and BCP Council workers are carrying out visits to local supermarkets amid concerns about retailers failing to comply with Covid-19 regulations. Large stores and other retail businesses account for most of the 69...

New Covid vaccination centre at BIC will be able to give 9,000 jabs a...

A REGIONAL vaccination clinic able to deliver thousands of Covid-19 jabs every week has been set up at Bournemouth International Centre. People from across Dorset, starting with the most vulnerable, will be contacted for an...

New Forest GP slams Swayne’s ‘demoralising’ comments on lockdown

A NEW Forest GP has attacked Sir Desmond Swayne MP for his criticism of the lockdown policy, calling his comments “demoralising” for NHS staff. Dr Sally Johnston said she was “very sorry” to hear Sir...

Council set to publish action plan on turning around child services slammed by Ofsted

AN action plan approved by BCP Council in response to serious criticism of its children’s services by Ofsted inspectors will be published later this month. The authority announced the 15-point document had been agreed but...

Lymington hospital to open another Covid ward as director warns of bigger threat from...

A SECOND ward will be opened up at Lymington hospital to treat the rising number of coronavirus patients, its clinical director has told the A&T, as she shares concerns how it would cope with...

Firm chosen to run New Forest leisure centres set to be revealed

THE firm picked to run New Forest’s health and leisure centres will be revealed next week. New Forest District Council has chosen the private company which will take over the running of its five health...

‘We have had enough’ – councillors quit group overseeing New Forest leisure centres outsourcing

TWO councillors have resigned from a working group tasked with overseeing a private company taking over the management of New Forest District Council’s leisure centres. Cllr Caroline Rackham and Cllr Mark Clark, who are both...

Weekly Covid update – nine deaths and 754 new infections in the Forest

NINE people with Covid-19 died in the New Forest, according to the latest weekly update, as infection numbers continued to climb. The new fatalities, published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), included five in...
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