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Hospital visiting restarts

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By Newsdesk
Dumfries and West

VISITING to inpatient wards at Galloway Community Hospital in Stranraer has resumed from today.

However, restrictions mean that each patient is limited to one named visitor during the course of their time in hospital.

With specific exemptions, inpatient visiting was suspended last Wednesday as work took place to investigate and address Covid-19 cases which had been confirmed recently in the west of the region.

NHS Dumfries and Galloway imposed the temporary suspension to help limit any spread of coronavirus and protect vulnerable patients.

However, the local Test and Protect team are now of the view that visiting can resume. Anyone visiting the hospital is required to follow hand hygiene and hand washing advice, don PPE as directed, and not to visit if experiencing symptoms of flu, Covid, or if feeling generally unwell.