Midwife to meet health secretary

An aspiring midwife who has had her right to study revoked by the Home Office met with Scottish Health Secretary Shona Robison last week.

Two nurses have been recruited for Newton Stewart Hospital, although a cap o the number of beds will remain in place until August,

Successful recruitment to hospital’s staff

A successful round of recruitment has seen two nurses enlisted to work at Newton Stewart Hospital – paving the way for a return to normal service.

Vodafone and EE users can now access mobile services at DGRI.

Obstacles overcome to provide hospital with mobile reception

Staff, patients and visitors can now use their phones to make calls and connect to data services at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary as the new hospital now officially has mobile reception.

Colin Smyth has berated both the UK and Scottish Governments for what he says is a lack of action on jobs in the Langholm area.

MSP says “spiralling” NHS recruitment crisis needs to be tackled

The NHS staffing crisis is spiralling out of control, according to South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth after new figures revealed that consultant vacancies have reached 20.9 per cent in NHS Dumfries and Galloway.

The proposal is to build the centre next to the new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

Proposals put forward for new cancer care centre

NHS Dumfries and Galloway is being asked to support propsals for a new cancer care unit to be built next to the new general hospital in Dumfries.

Helping to raise awareness can lead to early diagnosis.

Raising awarenss of bowel cancer

To mark Volunteers’ Week, which runs until Friday, Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer are encouraging local work places and community groups to host a talk about bowel cancer, to raise awareness of Scotland’s second biggest cancer killer.

Community council members and health and social care professionals took part in a workshop in Stranraer last week.

Health workshops hailed a success

A workshop bringing together community councils and Health and Social Care professionals last week has been hailed as positive and encouraging.

Dr Emily Kennedy with trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner Hilary Clarke, a colleague in the Out of Hours service based at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

Changes afoot for top pharmacists

Changes are taking place to the way some highly qualified pharmacists work in Dumfries and Galloway.

Health survey results to be unveiled

Public event to unveil results

Results of a public survey into health and social care needs within Moffat and the surrounding area are set to be published next week.

Loreburn is the first social landlord in Scotland to use the technology.

Latest technology used to predict and avoid falls

Dumfries and Galloway housing association Loreburn has become the first social landlord in Scotland to adopt new wearable technology that predicts the potential risk of falling for its sheltered housing customers.

The survey found that more than a third of people had experienced suicidal thoughts or feeling because of stress.

Shock findings in mental health survey

A Scotland-wide stress survey has found that almost three quarters of adults (74 percent) have at some point over the last year felt so stressed they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.

Phil Jones, Angela Armstrong, Marjory Mears, Jeff Ace, Janice Mayall

Action group meets with health board members

Six members of the Galloway Community Hospital Action Group met representatives of Dumfries and Galloway Health Board recently to discuss the effect of staff and budges shortages on services.

Pictured (from left)  NHS Chief Operating Officer Julie White, June Watters, John Ross, Lynda McKie and Integration Joint Board chairwoman Penny Halliday.

Key appointments made to health group

Two key figures have been appointed to a ground-breaking project which is set to transform health and social care in Wigtownshire.

The Stroke Association provides support and information to stroke survivors and their families.

Stroke survivors falling through the gaps in care

Stroke survivors’ chances of making the best recovery is being put at significant risk due to insufficient data on the availability of rehabilitation therapy after stroke.

Pictured are members of the Stewarty Care team.

Care company in line for award

A Dalbeattie-based care company has been recognised as one of Scotland’s leading home care companies, having been shortlisted for a Scottish Care Award.

Nisreen Badiozzaman, Macmillan's partnership manager.

Launch of patient engagement project

A major project which will transform routes to cancer treatment for people in Dumfries and Galloway will begin this month.

Eating healthy foods could help reduce your risk of cancer.

Reduce your risk of cancer – and watch for signs and symptoms

Many people think that cancer is due to chance, fate or just bad luck. But there is now convincing evidence that around 40 per cent of cancers can be prevented if our lifestyles were to change for the better.

Practice says it can't cope with home visits with only one GP

GP practice says ‘no home visits’ until further notice!

A staff illness at an adjacent GP medical practice has had a knock-on effect on Loch Ree Practice in Stranraer.

Changing Places users Angela Kay and son Dylan Kay with Gail Robertson, Lead Nurse for the new hospital project.

All change at new hospital

Most parents and carers of a disabled adult will realise and acknowledge the woeful shortage of suitable toilet and changing facilities.

Business card...has been created as part of FEAT's upcoming fifth anniversary in May, highlighting the sepsis warning signs people should be aware of.

Video: Sepsis - 20 second-long video could save your life

It’s almost five years since the Fiona Elizabeth Agnew Trust was founded and the Scottish charity has had many successes in that short period of time.

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