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Patients' relatives asked to help during NHS strike


Visiting times have been extended at Dorset's hospitals during strike action so relatives and friends of patients can help.

Times at general inpatient wards have been altered to be between 10:00 and 20:00 GMT on Wednesday and Thursday.

Hospital bosses said help at mealtimes, for example, would allow nursing staff to focus on clinical care.

All wards "will be safely staffed during the industrial action", the hospitals said.

The UHD trust said: "If you wish to help your loved one at mealtimes or with any personal care, please do so - just let a member of the ward team know."

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Source: BBC News, 18 January 2023

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