An innovative new way of visiting to help patients keep in touch with their loved ones has been rolled out across NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s health care settings.
Thanks to the power of technology, patients can enjoy virtual visiting and keep in regular contact with their family and friends.
A number of devices and the required kit have been bought and provided to wards in Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, community hospitals, Women and Children’s, Midpark and Galloway Community Hospital.
This is a service that will help patients to keep in touch with their relatives and friends by using technology that is available on devices most people have such as an Apple or Android mobile device as well as laptops and computers.
Virtual visiting is available in NHS Dumfries and Galloway, Chris Fyles, part of the virtual visiting team, explains in this video how it works using the Whats app on your phone
Virtual Visiting in an option within NHS Dumfries and Galloway for In-Patients, in this short video Lisa Rennie from Castle Douglas Hospital explains the Community hospitals are ready to support you. If you feel you can’t make the journey to visit a loved one, please ask a member of staff to arrange this option for you.
If you feel you can’t make the journey to visit a loved one. Scotgem students Juliet Butler and Lilian Tredwin explain in this short video their involvement with Virtual Visiting
Virtual Visiting is available in NHS Dumfries and Galloway for In-patients, in this video Aidan Kennedy talks through how the volunteers help the patients in Dumfries and Galloway Royal infirmary with Virtual Visiting
Virtual Visiting is available in in-patients’ locations including Midpark, Community Hospitals, Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary in- patients wards, Women and Children’s wards, Mountainhall wards and the Galloway Community hospital. In this short video Tom King explains Virtual visiting in ward D7 at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.