NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Rod Edgar

Go green message – as festive pharmacy opening times revealed

‘GO GREEN this Christmas’ is the message from the region’s pharmacy teams – asking people not to stockpile items during the festive period.  Thousands of medications end up going unused every year in Dumfries and Galloway, but with a cost to the environment during their production and when they subsequently have to be binned.  Dr Emily Kennedy is

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Organ and Tissue Donation Week

NHS Dumfries and Galloway is encouraging people yet to record their donation decision to make it known this Organ and Tissue Donation Week (18-24 September 2023). New statistics release today show that over half of people in the NHS Dumfries and Galloway area (54 per cent) have now registered their donation decision – 50.5 per

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Region’s drug treatment programme noted in national report

CHALLENGES are still being faced in the bid to reduce the region’s drug-related deaths – but with a new treatment fuelling hopes that progress can be made. Dumfries and Galloway’s successful introduction of a new medication to help treat opioid dependence has attracted national interest and raised local hopes of improved outcomes – after successive

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Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary lit up in blue for the NHS 75th anniversary

Marking 75 years of the NHS

NHS Dumfries and Galloway is joining other health boards and trusts across the country in celebrating 75 years of the National Health Service. Mountainhall Treatment Centre was lit up in blue last night on the eve of the anniversary, and Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary will also be adopting a blue lighting hue this week

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