NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Changes to community pharmacy due to COVID-19

NHS Dumfries and Galloway is working closely with the region’s community pharmacies to ensure we are best placed to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 situation Director of Pharmacy Graeme Bryson said: “To help cope with the increases demand on pharmacy services, community pharmacies may be operating with restricted access to patients for short, fixed …

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Restriction of dental services due to COVID-19

CHANGES are being introduced at dental practices across the region which will mean that the dental treatment available to patients will be severely restricted. Acting on the advice of the Chief Dental Officer in respect of the coronavirus COVID-19, all dental procedures which involve generating a spray or mist have now been suspended, effective immediately. …

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NHS Dumfries and Galloway suspends visiting across all hospitals

NHS Dumfries and Galloway has taken the decision to suspend all visiting for inpatient wards in all hospitals across the region to limit the spread of coronavirus and to protect vulnerable patients. This comes into effect from today, Thursday March 19. We know that patients and families may have concerns but we hope everyone understands …

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Update on antenatal services

AN UPDATE can now be provided on what the suspension non-urgent outpatient and inpatient activity at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary and Galloway Community Hospital will mean for antenatal services. All essential antenatal care will continue to be provided across Dumfries and Galloway. Your midwife will discuss your individual needs with you when you are …

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Cancellation of elective work at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary and Galloway Community Hospital

“In common with health systems across the UK, we are planning for an unprecedented increase in acute hospital activity resulting from Covid-19. As of 16th March 2020, we have been fortunate that no cases have been identified in the region. However, we anticipate that this situation will change rapidly and that our hospitals will need to …

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Primary Care non-urgent activity suspended due to COVID-19 situation

NHS Dumfries and Galloway has worked closely with the region’s GP practices to ensure that we are best placed to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 situation. We have now decided that some non-urgent clinics and appointments will be suspended to allow GPs to focus on the most vulnerable patients with the most complex needs. Commenting …

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Web-based appointment system rolled out to address coronavirus

A SYSTEM allowing people to attend appointments without leaving their home is being scaled up in response to the coronavirus COVID-19. NHS Near Me offers people the opportunity to use a laptop, tablet and even a mobile phone to speak directly to a clinician – cutting down on unnecessary travel, expense and inconvenience. And recognising …

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Preparations in place as coronavirus situation closely monitored

A CO-ORDINATED approach is in place within Dumfries and Galloway to address the likelihood of a national outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). Since the first reports of the outbreak in Wuhan, China, Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership has been working to prepare a suite of local arrangements in anticipation of the virus reaching …

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