NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Covid

Significant rise in drug deaths in first half of 2021

A SIGNIFICANT increase has been recorded in the number of suspected drug-related deaths in Dumfries and Galloway.  Although newly-published numbers for 2020 show a reduction in the number of confirmed drug-related deaths within the region compared to 2019, in the first six months of 2021 there was a total of 25 suspected drug-related deaths.  These …

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Pop-up clinic success as region pushes for fullest COVID vaccination

A pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Dumfries proved a big success, with other opportunities to expand vaccine access being explored.It comes after Dumfries and Galloway became the first Board within Scotland to see 80 per cent of adults aged 18 to 29 receive a first dose vaccination, and as work continues to try and ensure …

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Call for region to tackle ‘stubbornly high’ numbers of COVID cases

A stubbornly high number of new COVID-19 cases was seen in Dumfries and Galloway in the week ending Sunday July 25, standing at 215 compared to 220 the week before.Numbers of identified close contacts of cases actually increased, rising from 560 to 598.Public Health Consultant Dr Andrew Rideout said: “Although cases of COVID-19 across Scotland …

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Moves to expand hospital inpatient visiting opportunities

A gradual move to more normal inpatient visiting arrangements is taking place in Dumfries and Galloway – in line with the move to Level 0 in the national COVID protection framework.  NHS Boards across Scotland are being asked to help secure a return to full person-centre visiting, subject to local health protection advice.  Work is taking place …

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Pop-up clinic expands opportunities for COVID vaccination

A bid to make COVID-19 vaccines in Dumfries and Galloway as easily available as possible continues this Friday, with a pop-up clinic in a supermarket car park. Morrisons supermarket in Brooms Road, Dumfries, will host a pop-up clinic this Friday July 23 from 9.30 am to 4 pm – offering first dose vaccinations to anyone …

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Cases higher in young adults as vaccination programme races to offer protection

An increased number of new COVID-19 cases was seen in Dumfries and Galloway in the week ending Sunday July 18, up to 217 from 168 the week before.Latest data shows that the highest numbers of new cases (28%) are being seen among young adults aged 18 to 29 – the majority of whom, unfortunately, are …

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Guidance around COVID-19 vaccination communications

THE COVID-19 vaccination programme in Dumfries and Galloway is very well advanced, with all originally scheduled first dose vaccinations completed. Please be aware that, nationally, there have been reports of people using fraudulent means to obtain information relating to vaccinations. At this stage in the vaccination programme, you will only be contacted in one of …

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Call for those not vaccinated to take up increased opportunities

DROP-IN clinics are continuing to take place for people in Dumfries and Galloway still to receive their first COVID-19 vaccination, or who are more than eight weeks from their first.  As at the end of 12 July, a total of 114,256 first dose vaccinations had been delivered to adults aged 18 plus – representing 93.1 …

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Call for those not vaccinated to take up increased opportunities

Anyone in the region still to be vaccinated against COVID is being urged to take up the opportunity – against the national backdrop of high numbers of cases. All originally scheduled first dose vaccinations for adults aged 18 plus and anyone 16 plus who is immune-suppressed in Dumfries and Galloway have been completed. However, first …

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