PATIENTS and carers are being invited to share their thoughts on improving local health services.

It comes as Dorset HealthCare hosts a series of ‘listening’ events. The trust’s interim director of nursing and quality, Fiona Haughey, said: “We’re encouraging local people to come along to one of our informal, 90-minute events to share their views about what they think constitutes good health care.

“Staff from Dorset HealthCare will be on hand to introduce each session, as well as representatives from patient and carer groups. We’re hoping to meet people interested in sharing their views in order to help improve our services.”

The first two events are set to run on March 24, 2pm-3.30pm, at The Kings Arms Hotel, High Street, Dorchester and on March 25, 5pm-6.30pm at The Crown Hotel, West Street, Blandford Forum. Call 01202 277010.