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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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Notification for patients at Glenluce Surgery

Several members of the Glenluce Surgery team are currently self isolating. As staff have been using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in all contacts with patients, we do not believe that anyone who has visited the surgery is currently at greater risk of contracting a COVID-19 infection. The practice remains open but will operate with limited …

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Major push for flu vaccination gets underway

14 October 2020 A major push is now underway for every eligible person in Dumfries and Galloway to protect themselves and their communities against flu this winter. With COVID-19 around, this year’s immunisation programme is more important than ever. Plans are well advanced to deliver the immunisation campaign which runs from September 28 to December …

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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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COVID awareness promoted by Alcohol and Drug Partnership

COVID-19 has presented unique healthcare challenges – but represents a very real challenge to vulnerable groups such as those who have drug and alcohol problems.   It is estimated that over half of the 60,000 or so people with drug problems in Scotland are over the age of 35 and have multiple co-morbidities, including COPD, …

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NHS Board 10/08/20

An organisation increasingly busy with non-COVID activity was reflected in reports to the Dumfries and Galloway NHS Board on Monday. However, while departments are occupied with services not directly linked with the coronavirus, the constant risk posed by the coronavirus and its impact on how services are able to operate was a recurring theme. Chief …

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