To deliver excellent care that is person centred, safe, efficient, reliable and to reduce health inequalities across Dumfries and Galloway.
NHS Dumfries and Galloway serves a population of 148,190 but 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.
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 serves 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.
The Chief Executive's Office for NHS Dumfries and Galloway is the main base for the Chief Executive and the Chairman and their executive assistant, three directors and their assistants, the communications/press/Freedom of Information team, the Programme Adviser NHS Resilience and the corporate business manager.
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 Board itself is led by the Chair, Mr Philip Jones, and the Chief Executive and comprises of executive team of four directors, there are ten appointed non-executive members, which incliude the chair, an Employees Director, Chair of the Area Clinical Forum and local authority representative.
Dumfries & Galloway NHS Board meeting dates for 2017-18 are:
Monday, 5th June 2017
Monday, 7th August 2017
Monday, 2nd October 2017
Monday, 4th December 2017
Monday, 5th February 2018
Dumfries and Galloway Health Board/NHS Dumfries and Galloway
Chief Executive's Office
Reception: 01387 244232