NHS Dumfries & Galloway

NHS Board 10/08/20

An organisation increasingly busy with non-COVID activity was reflected in reports to the Dumfries and Galloway NHS Board on Monday. However, while departments are occupied with services not directly linked with the coronavirus, the constant risk posed by the coronavirus and its impact on how services are able to operate was a recurring theme. Chief …

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COVID cases in Carlisle

Colleagues in Cumbria are dealing with an ongoing situation in Carlisle in which an increasing number of cases of COVID-19 have been identified. This is of concern and demonstrates that COVID-19 is present in the Carlisle area and as we know is a highly infectious virus. Due to the close links between Dumfries and Galloway …

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Expanded call for COVID testing

COLLEAGUES in Cumbria are advising anyone who visited a fourth pub in Carlisle at a specific time and date to come forward for COVID-19 testing. The call comes after a cluster of cases were identified among a group of people who visited Carlisle pubs on recent dates and also attended a local house party. Following …

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Limited hospital visiting resumes

VERY limited patient visiting resumes in hospitals within Dumfries and Galloway from today. In order to protect patients, visitors, staff and communities from the dangers of COVID-19, many restrictions apply for those people who will be visiting a hospital inpatient. This includes each patient having only one named visitor for the duration of their stay …

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NHS Dumfries and Galloway Board

Agenda items ranging from child poverty to community engagement were discussed at Monday’s meeting of the Dumfries and Galloway NHS Board. However, the ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic remained a recurring backdrop to the meeting which once again took place virtually. Nurse Director Alice Wilson delivered an update on complaints processes, noting new national …

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COVID-19: Changes around travel for leisure

Joint statement from: NHS Dumfries and Galloway Chief Executive Jeff Ace Dumfries and Galloway Council Chief Executive Gavin Stephenson Police Scotland V Division Chief Superintendent Linda Jones Following satisfactory control of our cluster of cases in the east of the region, travel restrictions have been relaxed throughout Dumfries and Galloway – but please consider the …

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