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Update on mobile testing

Mobile testing for COVID-19 is now available for more residents of Dumfries and Galloway. Other key workers (including food chain, transport, delivery, essential manufacturing, etc – full list at https://www.gov.scot/…/coronavirus…/pages/who-can-be-tested/), those older than 65 years of age, and household members of both of these groups can be tested at one of the mobile testing units that …

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Statement on lockdown

Statement on lockdown from NHS Dumfries and Galloway Chief Executive Jeff Ace “The Scottish Government has made clear today that, in Scotland, existing lockdown arrangements will continue to apply. Any minor easing of restrictions will only be introduced when supported by evidence of reduced community transmission of COVID-19. “It is worth reiterating that we remain …

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GP practices – new ways of working

We are grateful to everyone across the region for continuing to follow the guidance to stay at home and for complying with social distancing measures when leaving the house for essential supplies, essential medical needs  and for daily exercise.   These measures have been successful in flattening the curve in Dumfries and Galloway and we need …

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International Day of the Midwife

Today, Tuesday 5th May, is International Day of the Midwife and NHS Dumfries and Galloway is celebrating midwives and how they are bringing new life into the world. Gill Jess, Clinical Midwifery Manager, said: “Babies come when they are ready, so it really is one of the few parts of healthcare that you can’t delay. …

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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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