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Region sees increase in all deaths

THERE have been 112 more deaths so far this year in Dumfries and Galloway, compared to the same period last year.

Cottage hospitals empty and closed

ONE of Annandale and Eskdale’s cottage hospital currently has no patients at all, an NHS spokesman confirmed this week.

Health chiefs get update on Covid-19 work

NHS bosses this week received an update on the continuing work in the region to address the challenge of Covid-19.

Here to help

A GROUP of doctors who have graduated early to help the NHS meet the challenge of the coronavirus have arrived in the region.

Tree will be peaceful place for parents

A LOCATION for a memorial tree for bereaved parents in the region has been announced.

ME group’s covid concerns

SPENDING extended periods at home is not unusual for sufferers of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).

Pictorial celebration of nursing planned

THE local branch of a national organisation representing nurses and other healthcare workers is calling on budding artists to help them celebrate International Nursing Day.

Coronavirus update

THREE more cases of coronavirus in Dumfries and Galloway have been confirmed – second day in a row were their has been an increase in positive cases.

Dominic given the all clear

A DUMFRIES born footballer has fully recovered from a brain tumour after six months of treatment.

Easter message

VALERIE White, the interim director of public health at NHS Dumfries and Galloway has issued an Easter message to residents.

Emergency eye care still available

RESIDENTS across Dumfries and Galloway who require eye care are being urged to get in touch with their opticians during the coronavirus pandemic.

Screening suspended

BREAST, cervical, bowel, abdomen and eye screening are all being suspended temporarily in the region on the orders of the Scottish Government.

Message from Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer

DR CATHERINE Calderwood says: “This week brings with it a change of advice for anyone with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) who needs to seek medical help.

Coronavirus latest: 10 cases in D&G

DAILY figures published by the Scottish Government show there are now ten cases of Covid-19 in the region.

Scott speaks from self isolation

A DUMFRIES born barber has shared his advice for anyone who may be forced into isolation by coronavirus.

Breaking news: six cases in D&G

SIX positive cases of coronavirus have been confirmed today in Dumfries and Galloway.

BREAKING NEWS: First official coronavirus case confirmed

THE first case of coronavirus has been officially confirmed in Dumfries and Galloway.

Virtual appointments now on offer

A WEB-based NHS appointment system is being rolled out locally in response to coronavirus.

Coffee shop owner keen to make a difference

A NEW coffee shop that helps support people with mental health has been praised as being the first of its kind in the region.

Living in lockdown

A DUMFRIESSHIRE woman who now lives in Italy has been describing events in the coronavirus hit country, where over 800 people have so far died.

Care homes close

CARE homes across Dumfriesshire have begun closing their doors to visitors in a bid to keep residents safe as the threat of coronavirus looms.

Back breastfeeding call

MORE Dumfries and Galloway businesses should back the region’s Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme.

Virus fears hit festival plans

AN event due to take place in the region next month has been called off amid concerns about the spread of Covid-19.

Mums get ready to offer peer support

AFTER a four year hiatus, NHS breastfeeding peer support is returning to Lockerbie.

Town welcomes coastal walker Barney

ANNAN welcomed a young man through the town this week as he continued a nationwide walk for charity.

Magicking smoking away

A YOUNG magician from Dumfries is looking for volunteers who want to stop smoking by hypnosis.

Gretna 3G dreams becoming a reality

PLANS have finally been revealed displaying what the new 3G pitch complex will look like at Gretna.

Mental health stigma

NEARLY two thirds of people in Dumfries and Galloway who have struggled with their mental health have been stigmatised or discriminated against because of it.

Panic buying strips shelves

SUPERMARKET and chemist shelves in Annan have been running low on stocks of protective products this week as people rush out and bulk buy amid coronavirus fears.

Footy handshake ban hits local sides

FOOTBALL players and officials across Scotland, including locally, have been instructed not to shake hands before and after matches due to coronavirus.

 
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