NHS Dumfries & Galloway


Expanded call for COVID testing

COLLEAGUES in Cumbria are advising anyone who visited a fourth pub in Carlisle at a specific time and date to come forward for COVID-19 testing. The call comes after a cluster of cases were identified among a group of people who visited Carlisle pubs on recent dates and also attended a local house party. Following …

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Limited hospital visiting resumes

VERY limited patient visiting resumes in hospitals within Dumfries and Galloway from today. In order to protect patients, visitors, staff and communities from the dangers of COVID-19, many restrictions apply for those people who will be visiting a hospital inpatient. This includes each patient having only one named visitor for the duration of their stay …

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NHS Dumfries and Galloway Board

Agenda items ranging from child poverty to community engagement were discussed at Monday’s meeting of the Dumfries and Galloway NHS Board. However, the ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic remained a recurring backdrop to the meeting which once again took place virtually. Nurse Director Alice Wilson delivered an update on complaints processes, noting new national …

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COVID-19: Changes around travel for leisure

Joint statement from: NHS Dumfries and Galloway Chief Executive Jeff Ace Dumfries and Galloway Council Chief Executive Gavin Stephenson Police Scotland V Division Chief Superintendent Linda Jones Following satisfactory control of our cluster of cases in the east of the region, travel restrictions have been relaxed throughout Dumfries and Galloway – but please consider the …

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COVID cases update

02.07.2020 A further case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the Gretna and Annan areas of Dumfries and Galloway, taking the total to ten since Monday. The increase is confirmed as the Scottish Government has announced extended lockdown restrictions for postcode areas in Dumfries and Galloway over the next few days – to help limit …

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COVID cases in Dumfries and Galloway

01.07.2020 A total of nine new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Gretna and Annan areas of Dumfries and Galloway since Monday.  Each person is currently self-isolating, and work continues to take place through the local Test and Protect system to identify their recent contacts and to make any necessary testing arrangements in …

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