NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Health professionals are finalists in national awards

TWO health professionals from NHS Dumfries and Galloway are finalists in this year’s Scottish Health Awards, the annual celebration of the hard work and dedication of people working in healthcare across the country. Dr Andrew Eccleston and Nurse Jenny Manson have been nominated and will be assessed by a panel of NHS Scotland representatives and …

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New COVID cases fall – but with call to stick to directions

A total of 44 new, additional positive cases of COVID-19 were identified in Dumfries and Galloway in the week ending November 22. This marked a decrease from 74 in the previous week. Meanwhile, the number of new, associated close contacts who were advised to self-isolate also declined, down to 265 from 373 in the week …

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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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Wigtownshire Calls on New GPs to Work Live Play in West of Region

11 November 2020 NHS Dumfries and Galloway are set to shine the spotlight on GP practices in Wigtownshire this month with a specially created virtual recruitment event. The event will take place on the 21st of November and is an invitation to prospective GPs interested in finding out more about working in the west of …

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Region placed at Level 2 in national COVID framework

Today, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that Dumfries and Galloway has been placed at Level 2 within the new, national five-level protection system aimed at controlling the spread of the coronavirus.  The new scale runs from 0 to 4, with 0 having the least restrictions and 4 the most significant.  Dumfries and Galloway Council and …

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Visiting resumes at Galloway Community Hospital

VISITING to inpatient wards at Galloway Community Hospital in Stranraer 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 on October 9 as work took place to address COVID-19 cases which had been …

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UNICEF Re-Accreditation

20.10.2020 A United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Baby Friendly  assessment,  has found the Health Visiting and Family Nurse Partnership Teams  in Dumfries and Galloway have met all of the criteria for continued Baby Friendly accreditation, and staff were commended for their work to maintain the standards established. The report states that; “It was clear to …

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COVID cases double in a week

New cases of COVID-19 in Dumfries and Galloway more than doubled in the space of a week. There were 107 new cases confirmed in the week ending October 11, compared with 50 the week before.These 107 newly confirmed cases have resulted in 309 close contacts being identified and asked to self-isolate. This action helps to …

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