NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Allied Health Professions

We have a strong workforce of allied health professions working across acute, rehab, mental health and paediatric and community settings across Dumfries and Galloway.

  • Small Health board great relationships with other departments, staff members and management team.
  • State of the art facilities in our Disrtict General Hospital, (Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary), Acute Mental Health Hospital (Midpark) and our Children, Young People and Family Centre (The Willows)
  • Free parking for staff and patients
  • Excellent Work life balance living in Dumfries and Galloway

Please select from the specialties below for more information


Our Dietitians work across the region in the following areas:

  • Adult acute (inpatients) – Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary and Galloway Community Hospital
  • Adult Community Hospital Inpatients
  • Community Nutrition Support – outpatient clinics across the region and home visits
  • Paediatrics (inpatients & outpatients)
  • Diabetes & Weight management
  • Mental Health and Eating disorders
  • Gastroenterology
  • Renal
  • Inpatient Catering

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Our Physiotherapists work across the region in the following areas/specialities: 

  • Amputees
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Care of the elderly
  • Community physiotherapy
  • Learning disabilities
  • Medical
  • Mental health
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Paediatric physiotherapy
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Orthopaedic
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgical
  • Women’s health
  • Children’s Physio 
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Our Podiatrists work across the region and provide the following serices: 

Speech and Language Therapy

Our Speech and Language team provide services throughout Dumfries and Galloway to people across all age groups working with with babies, children, teenagers, adults, families and carers.


The team is made up of 

Services offered are : 

  • Assessment
  • Advice
  • Individual or group therapy
  • Training
  • Assessment and access to communication equipment and resources


Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapy Service is provided to adults within Acute Services (Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary ) and across the Community (Cottage Hospitals and Community Rehabilitation) we also provide a Children’s OT service. The service operates Monday to Friday.

Within NHS Dumfries and Galloway Occupational Therapists are also employed within Women and Children’s Service and Mental Health Services. 


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