Do you look after someone?
You might not think of yourself as a carer and think what you do is just part of being a parent, spouse, friend or sibling.
Are you a patient who cares for someone else? Or do you look after one of our patients?
It is important to let us know. Sometimes when people are looking after someone they can get tired or frustrated and would like to know that there is someone outside the family who might understand and can help them. If we know that you are a main carer, we can offer you that help.
Not only can we take greater care of you, but we also need to know who is supporting our patients. The information you give us will be added to the notes of the person you are caring for, so we can contact you quickly in an emergency or if we have any other concerns. Also if you have concerns we know we can talk to you, as the main carer, with their permission.
Please call us on 01929 422231 and speak to one of the receptionists to let us know.
Carer Support Dorset
You may also wish to explore information about carers, caring and carer support resources provided by Carer Support Dorset by following this link to their website:>>
CRISP - Carers Resource Information Support Programme
The Carers Information Service supports family/unpaid carers looking after someone who would not be able to manage without their support. They publish a bi-monthly newsletter with details of social events, training courses, new services and other helpful information. For more information, follow this link to visit the CRISP web page here:>>