NHS Dumfries & Galloway


UNICEF Re-Accreditation

20.10.2020 A United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Baby Friendly  assessment,  has found the Health Visiting and Family Nurse Partnership Teams  in Dumfries and Galloway have met all of the criteria for continued Baby Friendly accreditation, and staff were commended for their work to maintain the standards established. The report states that; “It was clear to …

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COVID cases double in a week

New cases of COVID-19 in Dumfries and Galloway more than doubled in the space of a week. There were 107 new cases confirmed in the week ending October 11, compared with 50 the week before.These 107 newly confirmed cases have resulted in 309 close contacts being identified and asked to self-isolate. This action helps to …

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Reminder of hospital visiting arrangements

30 September 2020 Routine inpatient visiting has resumed at Galloway Community Hospital, but please note that restrictions continue to apply.  Areas where people might be treated for COVID-19 are off-limits for visiting, unless in very specified circumstances. As a consequence, no visiting is taking place within Garrick.  In respect of routine inpatient visiting, as before …

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COVID update

30 September 2020 AS is being seen across Scotland as a whole, Dumfries and Galloway is experiencing an increasing number of COVID-19 cases. In the week ending September 27 a total of 32 positive cases were identified. This followed 2667 tests. These cases are right across the region, across all four localities. So while locations …

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Inpatient visiting suspended at Galloway Community Hospital

VISITING for inpatient wards at Galloway Community Hospital in Stranraer is being suspended temporarily with effect from today. As work takes place to investigate and address COVID-19 cases which have been confirmed recently in the west of the region, a decision has been taken to temporarily suspend visiting at the hospital – with specific exemptions. …

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Covid Cluster

11.09.20 Here’s a short film of Valerie White, NHS D&G’s interim director of public health explaining that COVID-19 still poses a threat to our region, and providing an update on a small cluster of cases in Dumfries. #SupportDG https://youtu.be/cqOYFjSSMTA 10.09.20 NHS Dumfries and Galloway can confirm that they are currently investigating a cluster of COVID-19 …

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