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COVID-19 Update

A total of 73 new COVID-19 cases were identified in Dumfries and Galloway within the week ending 15th November. This was lower than the 98 additional cases in the previous week, but COVID-19 cases are continuing to appear across the region. The new cases resulted in 373 further close contacts being identified, and again this …

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Inpatient visiting resumes at Galloway Community Hospital

VISITING to inpatient wards at Galloway Community Hospital in Stranraer has resumed from today. However, as have been in place now for a number of weeks, restrictions mean that each patient is limited to one named visitor during the course of their time in hospital. With specific exemptions, inpatient visiting was suspended last Wednesday as …

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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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Statement on COVID-19 from NHS Chief Executive Jeff Ace

NHS Dumfries and Galloway Chief Executive Jeff Ace said: “The virus has changed many aspects of our lives and, for a growing number of families in the region, it has brought the tragedy of bereavement. Its impact could, though, have been much worse in terms of the numbers of people hospitalised or requiring critical care, …

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Hospital ‘treating older patients with dignity and respect’

OLDER people in a Dumfries and Galloway Hospital are treated with dignity and respect by friendly and approachable staff. That was the finding of a report which followed an unannounced inspection at Galloway Community Hospital in Stranraer by Healthcare Improvement Scotland from September 17 to 19. Welcoming the findings of the report into Care of …

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