Health Provision and Wellbeing

Local health, social care and wellbeing needs. Funding for our local hospitals. Pandemic response and campaign to reopen the Yeatman Hospital MIU.


My campaign to reopen the Yeatman Hospital's MIU

The MIU at the the Yeatman Hospital closed on April 6 2020, during the early weeks of lockdown, a decision taken by Dorset Health Care Trust to manage the impact of covid-19.

£62.5m secured as Dorchester hospital plans approved

Dorset County Hospital multi-storey car park plans approved
Councillors overrule Council Planners' recommendation of refusal
West Dorset MP intervenes to save £62.5 million Government funding

Visitors should 'wake up' over risk

West Dorset MP Chris Loder tells visitors who are blatantly disregarding the advice of the Chief Medical Officer and Prime Minister to ‘wake up’ and to stay at home.

Search and rescue funding for West Dorset

West Dorset is set to receive a share of £1m grant funding towards vital search and rescue services, in an announcement made today by Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps.

Visit from Secretary of State Matt Hancock

On Tuesday 26th November Chris Loder, the Prospective Conservative MP for West Dorset, welcomed Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Rt Hon Matt Hancock during a visit to Sherborne’s Yeatman Hospital.