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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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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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