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Silver award for Dalrymple

A team at Galloway Community Hospital has been buoyed by recognition of the great patient care and experience they are delivering. At this very challenging time, the team at Dalrymple Ward have been informed that they have received a Silver Award from Care Assurance – becoming the first ward in acute and diagnostics across the …

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Advice following national suspension of screening programmes

A national decision was taken recently to suspend screening programmes because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  The reasoning was that while there are risks to individuals through delayed diagnosis of conditions that these screening programmes would have picked up, these risks need to be weighed up in the context of the pressures on the NHS …

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COVID-19 assessment centre established

A COVID-19 Assessment Centre opens today, Friday 26th March, at DGRI. This will link directly with the new advice line launched earlier this week.  The Assessment Centre is part of a pathway for anyone concerned about COVID-19 symptoms. In the first instance, anyone experiencing mild symptoms should look at the information relating to COVID-19 on the NHS …

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Changes to community pharmacy due to COVID-19

NHS Dumfries and Galloway is working closely with the region’s community pharmacies to ensure we are best placed to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 situation Director of Pharmacy Graeme Bryson said: “To help cope with the increases demand on pharmacy services, community pharmacies may be operating with restricted access to patients for short, fixed …

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Restriction of dental services due to COVID-19

CHANGES are being introduced at dental practices across the region which will mean that the dental treatment available to patients will be severely restricted. Acting on the advice of the Chief Dental Officer in respect of the coronavirus COVID-19, all dental procedures which involve generating a spray or mist have now been suspended, effective immediately. …

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NHS Dumfries and Galloway suspends visiting across all hospitals

NHS Dumfries and Galloway has taken the decision to suspend all visiting for inpatient wards in all hospitals across the region to limit the spread of coronavirus and to protect vulnerable patients. This comes into effect from today, Thursday March 19. We know that patients and families may have concerns but we hope everyone understands …

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Update on antenatal services

AN UPDATE can now be provided on what the suspension non-urgent outpatient and inpatient activity at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary and Galloway Community Hospital will mean for antenatal services. All essential antenatal care will continue to be provided across Dumfries and Galloway. Your midwife will discuss your individual needs with you when you are …

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