NHS Dumfries & Galloway

COVID-19 Update

On Thursday (4th March 2021) we can report a total of 51 new positive cases of COVID-19 were identified in Dumfries and Galloway in the week ending 28th February. This total was down from 83 in the previous week.  Meanwhile, 88 close contacts were advised to self-isolate, down significantly from 209 the week before.  Over …

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Two Midwives selected for 2021 Queen’s Nurse Programme

TWO NHS Dumfries and Galloway midwives have been officially recognised as change makers and making a real difference to people’s health and wellbeing. It has been confirmed that Heather Innes from Langholm and Jennifer Rendall from Dumfries were nominated and chosen for the 2021 Queen’s Nurse Programme. Karen King, Head of Midwifery/Consultant Midwife, said: “It is with …

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COVID-19 testing expands to those not experiencing symptoms

COVID-19 testing is now available for everyone across Dumfries and Galloway, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms. Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 is asked to immediately self-isolate along with their household, and to continue self-isolating until they receive a test result. However, in a further evolution of testing within the region, from Thursday …

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Technical issue affects batch of vaccination letters

A TECHNICAL issue has affected a batch of vaccination appointment letters which were issued yesterday. These incorrectly gave yesterday’s date for those appointments.People receiving these letters will be vaccinated on Thursday and Friday of this week. They will now receive new letters by mid-week which set out the correct details.We apologise for any confusion and …

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Call for DG8 and DG9 postcode populations to be tested for COVID-19

A CALL is being issued for everyone in the DG8 and DG9 postcodes to come forward and be tested for COVID-19 – whether or not they are currently experiencing symptoms. Testing has been available this week in Stranraer for people experiencing symptoms and those who felt they might have COVID but were asymptomatic. However, capacity …

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Stranraer COVID testing expands to include people without symptoms

COVID-19 testing for people who do not have obvious symptoms of the coronavirus is being made available in Stranraer from Monday February 8. As part of an evolving national approach which is making more asymptomatic testing available, people in the DG8 and DG9 postcodes without symptoms will be able to book tests on the day …

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