NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Additional COVID-19 testing in Sanquhar and Lockerbie

SANQUHARTesting for COVID-19 is available in Upper Nithsdale this weekend.It follows an increase in cases in the area, resulting in the introduction of additional testing which has been running since last week. Anyone living in Sanquhar, Kelloholm or the immediate surrounding area who is experiencing symptoms of COVID should self-isolate along with their household and …

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Update on COVID-19 vaccinations

A roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations to people aged 40 to 49 in Dumfries and Galloway is getting underway.  Appointments are going out over the next three weeks, with vaccinations taking place over a three-week period.  The move to start vaccinating those aged under 50 takes place in line with national directions and the anticipated national …

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In-patient visiting resumes

VISITING to inpatients at hospitals in Dumfries and Galloway has resumed from today.  However, 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 nationally on 26 December 2020 in response to cases of COVID-19.  NHS Dumfries and Galloway Medical Director Dr …

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Testing added over weekend in Upper Nithsdale

ADDITIONAL testing for COVID-19 is being made available in Upper Nithsdale this Saturday and Sunday.  The additional capacity has been introduced in response to an increase in the number of cases within the area.  On Saturday and Sunday, testing for people who from Sanquhar, Kelloholm or the immediate surrounding area will be available outside Sanquhar …

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