NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Covid

Welcome drop in region’s COVID

A WELCOME decline in COVID-19 cases has been recorded in Dumfries and Galloway, decreasing in line with the rest of Scotland. However, the 1434 cases recorded last week – down from 1889 – is still very significant, and if there is a continuing decline it may not be rapid. COVID spread could still continue to …

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COVID cases remain high within region

CASES of COVID-19 remain high in Dumfries and Galloway, with 1889 new positives recorded in the week ending Sunday March 27.  This was down slightly from 2029 the week before, but still means that individuals, businesses and services are still being significantly impacted by cases right across the region.  Director of Public Health Valerie White …

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Significant increase in COVID cases – as new round of vaccinations begin

A SIGNIFICANT increase in COVID cases has been recorded in Dumfries and Galloway over the last two weeks.  In the week ending Sunday March 20 there were 2029 new cases. Meanwhile, numbers adjusted for the previous week upon receipt of additional data reveal that there were 1950 cases – up very markedly from 1261 the week before.  …

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Success in work to establish provider for GP services

A SUCCESSFUL conclusion has been reached following work to establish a new provider to deliver GP services out of Sanquhar and Kelloholm.  Following a procurement process, Ayrshire Medical Group are now set to assume responsibility.  The development is being viewed as extremely welcome and positive, with gratitude expressed to everyone who has been a part of this …

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Continued high COVID rates impact on health and social care services

COVID-19 case rates remain very high within Dumfries and Galloway – with a resulting impact on its health and social care systems. Cases are being recorded across all communities, and the people who work and volunteer within the region’s health and social care systems are not immune to the coronavirus’ effects. Dumfries and Galloway Health …

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