NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Hospital Visiting

Virtual Visiting

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.

Two 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. 

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 areas01387 246246 – please ask for the Nurse in Charge of the Ward you require the visit too.
Annan Hospital01461 203425 – please ask for the Nurse in Charge
Castle Douglas Hospital01556 502333 – please ask for the Nurse in Charge
Galloway Community Hospital – all inpatient areasWardPhone NumberWho Can Book
Dalrymple Ward01776 707733Please ask for the Nurse in Charge
Garrick Ward01776 707703Please ask for the Nurse in Charge
Lochmaben Hospital01387 810255 – please ask for the Nurse in Charge
Mountainhall Treatment Centre – Ward 1 & 2There are currently no patients in these wards
Midpark HospitalWardPhone NumberWho Can Book
Balcary01387 244190Ward Clerkess/Nurse
Nithsdale01387 244162Ward Clerkess/Nurse
Ettrick01387 244158Ward Clerkess/Nurse
Cree01387 241725Ward Clerkess/Nurse
Glencairn01387 244161Ward Clerkess/Nurse
Dalveen01387 244012Ward Clerkess/Nurse
Thomas Hope Hospital01387 380417 – please ask for the Nurse in Charge

Thanks to the power of technology, patients can enjoy virtual visiting and keep in regular contact with their family and friends.

For more information: 

Virtual Visiting