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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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Cancellation of elective work at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary and Galloway Community Hospital

“In common with health systems across the UK, we are planning for an unprecedented increase in acute hospital activity resulting from Covid-19. As of 16th March 2020, we have been fortunate that no cases have been identified in the region. However, we anticipate that this situation will change rapidly and that our hospitals will need to …

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Primary Care non-urgent activity suspended due to COVID-19 situation

NHS Dumfries and Galloway has worked closely with the region’s GP practices to ensure that we are best placed to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 situation. We have now decided that some non-urgent clinics and appointments will be suspended to allow GPs to focus on the most vulnerable patients with the most complex needs. Commenting …

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Web-based appointment system rolled out to address coronavirus

A SYSTEM allowing people to attend appointments without leaving their home is being scaled up in response to the coronavirus COVID-19. NHS Near Me offers people the opportunity to use a laptop, tablet and even a mobile phone to speak directly to a clinician – cutting down on unnecessary travel, expense and inconvenience. And recognising …

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Preparations in place as coronavirus situation closely monitored

A CO-ORDINATED approach is in place within Dumfries and Galloway to address the likelihood of a national outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). Since the first reports of the outbreak in Wuhan, China, Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership has been working to prepare a suite of local arrangements in anticipation of the virus reaching …

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Call for boys to take up new opportunity of HPV vaccination

A VACCINATION programme in schools helping to protect against cancer is being expanded to include boys for the first time.  Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination has been offered to S1 schoolgirls in Scotland since 2008, helping to protect against cervical cancer, and parents are now being asked to ensure permission forms for boys are returned as …

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Baby-friendly is best for NHS Dumfries and Galloway Services

NHS DUMFRIES and Galloway’s Neonatal Services have been awarded a Certificate of Commitment in a first step towards gaining international recognition from the UNICEF UK (United Nation’s Children’s Fund) Baby Friendly Initiative. The Certificate was presented to staff by Janet Dalzell, UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative Professional Officer for Scotland on February 18 2020 in …

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