NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Very large jump in cases as region records country’s highest infection rates

A VERY large jump has been recorded in cases of COVID-19 in the region – with Dumfries and Galloway now recording the highest rate of infections in Scotland.  In the week ending 15 August 2021 a total of 452 new cases was recorded, up dramatically from 274 the week before. Numbers of close contacts also …

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Want to make a difference to the NHS in your local area? Why? The NHS impacts on everyone’s lives at one time or another and this could be your chance to get involved in improving, sustaining and protecting the health of the local population. What’s involved? NHS D&G is looking for three people to join …

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Significant rise in drug deaths in first half of 2021

A SIGNIFICANT increase has been recorded in the number of suspected drug-related deaths in Dumfries and Galloway.  Although newly-published numbers for 2020 show a reduction in the number of confirmed drug-related deaths within the region compared to 2019, in the first six months of 2021 there was a total of 25 suspected drug-related deaths.  These …

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Pop-up clinic success as region pushes for fullest COVID vaccination

A pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Dumfries proved a big success, with other opportunities to expand vaccine access being explored.It comes after Dumfries and Galloway became the first Board within Scotland to see 80 per cent of adults aged 18 to 29 receive a first dose vaccination, and as work continues to try and ensure …

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Call for region to tackle ‘stubbornly high’ numbers of COVID cases

A stubbornly high number of new COVID-19 cases was seen in Dumfries and Galloway in the week ending Sunday July 25, standing at 215 compared to 220 the week before.Numbers of identified close contacts of cases actually increased, rising from 560 to 598.Public Health Consultant Dr Andrew Rideout said: “Although cases of COVID-19 across Scotland …

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