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DG1 first look inside

THE new-look DG1 has been revealed.

Smear stories

FOUR women from the region have shared their stories in a bid to encourage you to go for your smear test.

Don’t Fear The Smear

WHEN it was time for your last smear test, did you put it off?
If so, you’re not alone.
Every year thousands of women across Scotland fail to attend for screening: some are just too busy, others put it off, and many are too scared to go.
In fact, numbers attending smears in Dumfries and Galloway have fallen over the last few years, so to mark Cervical Cancer Screening Week (June 10-16), we are launching a new campaign — Don’t Fear The Smear — to try and encourage more women to get checked out.
With 61 cases of cervical cancer diagnosed in this region in 2018-19, it’s a test no-one should be missing, writes editor Fiona Reid.
We hope that the personal stories you read today and the articles over the coming months will prove just how important it is that you too ‘get smeared’.

Nursing prize goes to dedicated Donna

A NURSE and educator from Lochmaben has received a prestigious award.

Dads grieve too

WHEN a baby dies much of the focus is on the mum and how she is coping and all too often the dad, and his feelings, are sidelined.
Now one group in Dumfries is aiming to change that.

Busy year for out of hours service

OVER 22,000 people used the Dumfries and Galloway NHS out of hours service last year.

Turning heartache into help

WHEN her baby daughter Bethany died, Alison Carruthers’, pictured above right, world fell apart.
But six years on, she has picked up the pieces and is now taking the lead to help other families locally who have been through a similar tragedy.

Baby box uptake

FIGURES have revealed that 1916 baby boxes have been given out in this region since they were introduced in April 2017.

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Cancer cash helped with hardship

GRANTS of around £44,200 were given out to people with cancer in Dumfries and Galloway in financial hardship last year, thanks to fundraisers.

Out of hours team expands

MORE health professionals are to join the region’s out of hours team to offer care and advice at evenings and weekends.

Wife’s pride in John’s cancer recovery

A WOMAN from the region has shared her husband’s cancer survival story in a bid to make sure other families keep an eye on their loved ones.

Helping when tragedy strikes

ENHANCED support is now available to families across the region who face the devastation of the death of their baby.

Don’t miss out on your smear

DON’T ignore the chance for a smear test.

On the move

IT’S moving day for some NHS staff in Dumfries this weekend as they vacate the newly sold Crichton Hall, which is set to become a luxury spa hotel.

All change in primary care

NEXT time you visit your GP you could find yourself being seen by a paramedic, pharmacist or mental health nurse instead.

Be kind today

BE kind and caring and show compassion were the key messages of a new national campaign launched in the region this week.

Praise from MS sufferer

A LOCKERBIE woman has praised the transformative effects that online sessions for living with multiple sclerosis (MS) have had on her life.

Five health questions

THE five questions that patients should be asking to take more control of their own health care have been revealed by NHS Dumfries and Galloway.

Nick is the NHS’ new man

A NEW chairman has been appointed to NHS Dumfries and Galloway and brings with him 33 years experience in health and social care.

Beat the sugar rush

CUTTING back on sugar is going to be a big health focus for many this year as more people realise the effects of a sweet diet.

Sign up to welcome mums and babies

MORE premises in Dumfries and Galloway are being urged to become ‘baby friendly’ and support breastfeeding.

Baby boxes: yes or no?

QUESTIONS have arisen about the Scottish Government’s £8m baby box scheme after it emerged that hundreds of them and their contents are being left in charity shops.

Hospital wins design award

“A WORTHY winner” is how Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary has been described by judges in a national design competition – hailing it as ‘an exemplar facility’.

Can you help Jerry?

SOCIAL services have relied on our kindness for too long, say a couple tasked with helping care for their elderly neighbour.

Health hubs set up

THOUSANDS of people living locally are to be supported to improve their own health.

Get your jab

PROTECT yourself, protect your community’ is the message being promoted to everyone eligible to receive a free flu vaccine this year.

Mum’s petition for diabetic son

A LOCHMABEN mum is calling on the Prime Minister to help make life easier for diabetics.

Revamp for vital cancer centre

CANCER patients from the region are benefiting from an upgraded support base at the state-of-the-art Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

Body of missing GP found

POLICE have found the body of a Lockerbie GP, who had been missing for a week.

Man sought in GP hunt

A MYSTERY man is being sought by police as the search continues for a missing Lockerbie GP.

 
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