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Artwork highlights NHS fundraiser

A painting of Captain Tom Moore was delivered to the entrance to DGRI this morning to help mark the NHS fund-raiser’s 100th birthday. A talented local artist captured Tom in his famous thumbs-up pose, accompanied by the message ‘NHS Thank You’ against a rainbow backdrop. Tom, from Bedfordshire, has raised almost £30 million for the …

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Feeling overwhelmed or distressed amid COVID-19?

NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s public website provides information, help and advice about mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. For most people this is sufficient to manage their mental health and wellbeing now and in the weeks and months ahead. This information can be accessed here: https://www.nhsdg.co.uk/mental-health-and-wellbeing-and-co…/ If you feel that you need further information, …

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New app to support health and social care staff during COVID-19

A MEDICAL student in Dumfries and Galloway is receiving national attention for an app created to provide support to health and social care professionals during the COVID-19 outbreak. ScotGEM Yr2 Dumfries and Galloway medical student Cassandra Baiano and fellow student Ronald MacDonald have created a web app that allows NHS and social care staff to …

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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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