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Testing and vaccination call as case numbers rise ahead of Omicron arrival

‘BEFORE you go take a lateral flow’ is the call being made after new cases of COVID-19 in Dumfries and Galloway rose once again – even before the arrival of the Omicron variant.  Being fully vaccinated and taking a Lateral Flow Test (LFT) every time you head out is the advice, after the number of …

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Community Rehab Relocating

The Community Rehab service for the region, currently located at Nithbank in Dumfries, will reopen at Mountainhall Treatment Centre (also in Dumfries) on Monday 22nd November. Community Rehab will be located on the first floor and can be accessed via the North Entrance at Mountainhall Treatment Centre. The new accommodation will offer improvements for both …

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Lochmaben Hospital Outbreak

Lochmaben Hospital is currently closed to visiting and transfers. The decision to close from Friday last week was taken following the detection of a small number of cases that has unfortunately increased with the results of rapid testing of patients and staff over the weekend. 3 positive cases of COVID confirmed on Friday 12th November …

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Board Member Recruitment

Want to make a difference to the NHS in your local area? Why? The NHS impacts on everyone’s lives at one time or another and this could be your chance to get involved in improving, sustaining and protecting the health of the local population. What’s involved? NHS D&G is looking for three people to join …

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Dumfries and Galloway marks Volunteers’ Week 2021

This year marks the 37th year of Volunteers’ Week, which runs annually from 1 to 7 June, when Dumfries and Galloway partners will join thousands of charities and voluntary organisations recognising the contribution volunteers make across the UK and thanking them for all they do. The contribution of volunteers is often unseen and unrecognised by …

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Elementor #10316

GP offers insight into the impact of COVID-19 on Primary Care THE COVID pandemic has had a huge impact on all aspects of our society, but the changes it has forced on healthcare systems have been particularly significant.  As one of the first points of contact for patients, GP practices have been required to quickly …

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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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