Dumfries and Galloway moved to Level 1 on the National COVID Protection Framework on Saturday, 5th of June. This has meant changes to arrangements for people visiting inpatients.
Since Saturday 5th June, two named visitors for each inpatient in Dumfries and Galloway has been allowed. Both visitors are allowed to visit an inpatient at the same time if they are able to be suitably physically distanced from each other. Please note – the physical distancing rule does not apply if the visitors are from the same household.
Other restrictions on visiting people in hospital continue to apply.
People are not allowed to visit inpatients if they have tested positive for COVID or have been asked to quarantine.
There are continuing requirements around the wearing of face masks and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), with directions provided upon arrival at the various facilities.
For more information on hospital visiting, please visit this website:
The way in which you can book to visit an in-patient will vary depending on the facility that they are in. The information outlined below shows how you can make arrangements with the different locations. Please note that some facilities will have to allocate time slots to allow all patients to have the opportunity to have their visitors. This is due to the facility size and ensuring that social distancing can continue to be adhered too.
|Facility||Telephone Number to Call to Book Visit|
|Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary – all inpatient areas||01387 246246 – please ask for the Nurse in Charge of the Ward you require the visit too.|
|Annan Hospital||01461 203425 – please ask for the Nurse in Charge|
|Castle Douglas Hospital||01556 502333 – please ask for the Nurse in Charge|
|Galloway Community Hospital – all inpatient areas||Ward||Phone Number||Who Can Book|
|Dalrymple Ward||01776 707733||Please ask for the Nurse in Charge|
|Garrick Ward||01776 707703||Please ask for the Nurse in Charge|
|Lochmaben Hospital||01387 810255 – please ask for the Nurse in Charge|
|Mountainhall Treatment Centre – Ward 1 & 2||There are currently no patients in these wards|
|Midpark Hospital||Ward||Phone Number||Who Can Book|
|Balcary||01387 244190||Ward Clerkess/Nurse|
|Nithsdale||01387 244162||Ward Clerkess/Nurse|
|Ettrick||01387 244158||Ward Clerkess/Nurse|
|Cree||01387 241725||Ward Clerkess/Nurse|
|Glencairn||01387 244161||Ward Clerkess/Nurse|
|Dalveen||01387 244012||Ward Clerkess/Nurse|
|Thomas Hope Hospital||01387 380417 – please ask for the Nurse in Charge|