What are we doing?
This is where you can find up-to-date information on initiatives that the NHS and partners are doing to combat the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 Assessment Centre Established
A COVID-19 Assessment Centre opened on Friday 26th March, at DGRI. This will link directly with the new advice line launched recently. The Assessment Centre is part of a pathway for anyone concerned about COVID-19 symptoms.
In the first instance, anyone experiencing mild symptoms should look at the information relating to COVID-19 on the NHS Inform Website www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus.
Should further advice or guidance be needed, they should call NHS24 on 111. Anyone requiring further assessment will be given access by NHS24 to the COVID-19 Community Hub. The COVID-19 Community Hub will provide call handling, secondary triage and telephone advice for everyone across Dumfries & Galloway.
Should it be required, the COVID-19 Community Hub will refer patients to the COVID-19 Assessment Centre who will undertake assessment of COVID-19 patients with more serious symptoms. Only those people that need to be admitted to hospital will be admitted.
Messages from our community - Stay Home, Save Lives
In this short video, members of our community come together with one message – Stay Home, Save Lives.
Thank you to all community partners and friends of NHS Dumfries & Galloway who contributed to this video. This important message follows government guidance and highlights the importance of staying home to save lives.
NHS Near Me
A secure, web-based service to provide appointments without the time, inconvenience and expense of travelling is being scaled up in Dumfries and Galloway in response to the national situation with coronavirus COVID-19.
In this video, Technology Enabled Care Project Lead Chris Fyles explains the role that NHS Near Me can play in addition to in-person and telephone appointments.
Reassurance for pregnant women across D&G
At the touch of a button, pregnant women can access their maternity notes and receive up to date information from Maternity Services about the impact of coronavirus on the provision of their care in Dumfries and Galloway.
A reminder goes out to all expectant mothers to ensure they have access to the Maternity Notes portal on their mobile phones.
Today, all expectant mothers are being asked to enable the new push notification feature within their pregnancy app. This will enable maternity services to provide latest information straight to expectant mothers phones. Any information will be sent out between 10am and 11am.
Increased cleaning in public spaces
We have heightened the cleaning regime within all public spaces. This includes more frequent cleaning of contact surfaces in high traffic areas to prevent potential spread of infection.