NHS Dumfries and Galloway serves a population of 148,190 within a large geographical area of about 2,400 square miles. Dumfries and Galloway stretches from Langholm in the East to Drummore in the West, and from Kirkconnel and Carsphairn in the North down to Sandyhills on the Solway Coast. The Health Board employs around 4500 staff excluding GPs and Dentists.
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Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary is based in Dumfries and is the main hospital for the region, providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient health services. The Galloway Community Hospital, serving Stranraer and the west of the region, is an intermediate unit providing maternity services and medical/surgical beds. There are bedded units within eight cottage hospitals which provide care services such as minor injuries units. Midpark Hospital provides inpatient facilities for mental health patients.
NHS Dumfries and Galloway is comprised of directorates which includes Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals (Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists etc), Medical, Finance, Workforce, Public Health, Commissioning and Strategic Planning and Health Services.
The first thing you'll notice about Dumfries & Galloway is just how beautiful this part of Scotland is. From the rocky and sandy Solway Coast looking out for miles across the sea, to the lush green inland forests and hills, it's simply amazing. And it's not just us that think so – writers such as Robert Burns, artists and many more have been inspired by these lands.