MORE premises in Dumfries and Galloway are being urged to become ‘baby friendly’ and support breastfeeding.
THOUSANDS of people living locally are to be supported to improve their own health.
PROTECT yourself, protect your community’ is the message being promoted to everyone eligible to receive a free flu vaccine this year.
A PLEA for women to attend regular cervical smear tests has been made after new figures highlighted a drop in attendance.
AN increase in E coli cases locally is being put down to the good weather. Health bosses this week revealed there have been more cases of diarrhoea and vomiting than would normally be expected in the summer, including several instances of of E coli gastroenteritis, which can be particularly severe, especially in children and older […]
A NEW campaign has been launched in Dumfries and Galloway encouraging people to remain as active as possible while in hospital.
A NURSE from the region has won a top national award for her outstanding work in dementia care.
THE quality of stroke care in the region has dropped and has fallen below national standards – sparking concern among politicians.
CHANGES are taking place to the way some highly qualified pharmacists work in Dumfries and Galloway.
A TEMPORARY cap has been placed on the number of beds in use at Newton Stewart Hospital as a result of long-term staff illnesses and vacancies.
ADVICE is being offered on how to manage flu and how to help prevent the spread of the virus.
ASSURANCES have been sought from the Scottish Government that cottage hospitals will continue to be supported in Dumfries and Galloway.
THIS year’s child flu vaccination programme is now underway and parents of 2-5 year olds in Dumfries and Galloway are encouraged to ensure their youngsters are treated.
ADVICE on dealing with nits has been issued by NHS Dumfries and Galloway after a rise in the number of cases locally.
A SHORTAGE of doctors is set to put ‘significant pressures’ on NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s out of hours service over the next few weeks, they have warned.
CLADDING used in the tragic Grenfell Tower has not been used in Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, or any social housing over 18m tall.
THE first in a series of public events to gather palliative and end of life care experiences takes place locally next week.
TWO community nurses from the region have been selected for the prestigious role of Queen’s Nurses.
LESS than half of people at risk of flu have been vaccinated so far in the region this winter.
THIS aerial photo, released today, shows the progress of the new £212m Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary at Garroch Loaning.
A PLEA has gone out to women locally to take up the chance of cervical screening – after new figures reveal testing in the region is at an all time low.
A GROUP of friends and colleagues are tackling Dumfries and Galloway’s very own three peaks in memory of a ‘remarkable’ woman.
WOMEN in Dumfries and Galloway are being urged to go for their smear test when invited, as Cervical Screening Awareness Week gets underway (June 13-19).
WORKPLACE health is the theme of the third annual Dietitian’s Week running until tomorrow.
HOW effective is your handwashing . . . do you follow the six correct steps to hand hygiene heaven?
DIFFICULTIES persist in recruiting GPs for Dumfries and Galloway with warnings that services could suffer in the future.
NHS Dumfries and Galloway this week released a bird’s eye view photo showing the progress of building work on the new infirmary at Garroch Loaning, Dumfries.
The £200 million new site is on track to open next year.
A QUARTER of older people in the region still have not had their flu jab this winter.
UPTAKE of the flu vaccination in the region has soared as winter sets in.
THE REGION’S health board is backing a public health initiative encouraging the responsible use of antibiotics.