COVID-19 has presented unique healthcare challenges – but represents a very real challenge to vulnerable groups such as those who have drug and alcohol problems. It is estimated that...Read More
Working together for the future of Health and Social Care
Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership brings together the NHS, Council and the Third and Independent Sectors.
The Partnership is committed to helping people achieve and maintain their best possible level of wellbeing, and to working in partnership to create, deliver and sustain new models of health and social care.
It takes forward the work of Dumfries and Galloway Integration Joint Board – a public body formed in 2014 through Scottish Government legislation, now responsible for the planning and delivery of the vast majority of health and adult social care services within the region
A CONTINUING increase in coronavirus cases has seen Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership make difficult decisions to suspend or alter a range of routine services. The significant rise in new COVID-19 related admissions to DGRI has prompted moves aimed at creating capacity to deal with the rising demand for health and social care provision - which is now greater than at any point during the first wave of the pandemic. The decision has been taken to suspend some non-urgent, non-cancer elective or planned procedures. Meanwhile, some community social care services are being suspended, reflecting the dangers posed by a...