NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Changes to hospital inpatient visiting

Along with the rest of mainland Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway moves to Level 4 in the national COVID protection framework from Saturday December 26. This brings new restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus, including a suspension of hospital inpatient visiting – with limited exceptions. It is recognised that visiting within hospitals brings …

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Caution urged as new COVID strain identified in region

A NEW, more transmissible strain of COVID-19 has been identified in Dumfries and Galloway – associated with an outbreak of cases in Wigtownshire. Caution is being urged due to the fact that this is a more transmissible variant of the virus, and that it has been identified just before an easing of restrictions for Christmas …

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Action taken to address spike in COVID cases

ACTION is being taken to address a marked increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Wigtownshire. Caution is being advised over the holiday period, daily testing made available across Christmas and New Year, and all but essential visiting to care homes in Wigtownshire is being suspended with immediate effect. An increased number of COVID …

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Update on cases associated with Galloway Community Hospital

A VERY speedy response has followed the detection of COVID cases associated with Galloway Community Hospital in Stranraer.  Rapid testing of patients and staff along with a deep clean within the hospital has provided a greater understanding of the situation, and a measure of assurance.  A total of 5 positive cases of COVID have been …

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Caring Jenny named Scottish Nurse of the Year

A NURSE from the region has been named Scottish Nurse of the Year – recognising her extraordinary dedication to caring for children in poor health. Last night (Wednesday), Jenny Manson lifted the Nurse of the Year title in the Scottish Health Awards. Jenny, a Community Children’s Nurse based at The Willows in Dumfries, was recognised for her …

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COVID cluster prompts additional testing capacity in Upper Nithsdale

ADDITIONAL testing is being redeployed in response to a cluster of COVID-19 cases in Upper Nithsdale. It comes as Dumfries and Galloway prepares to move from Level 2 to Level 1 in the national protection framework, and amid a recognition of the particular challenges faced by communities on the borders of the region. NHS Dumfries …

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