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GALLOWAY Hills Medical Group will temporarily halt face-to-face appointments at its branch surgery in Wigtown as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. In a move agreed with Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership, patients who require assistance will continue to be provided with initial telephone contact. Patients who usually attend Wigtown Branch Surgery may then be asked to attend at Newton Stewart. A spokesman for the Health and Social Care Partnership said: “This move at Wigtown Branch Surgery has been agreed to help meet the needs of patients, while responding at a regionwide level to the increasing demands which COVID-19 places on health and social care services. “The practice will remain open, by appointment only, to patients who require essential blood tests and wound care on Wednesday and Friday mornings. “Meanwhile, a telephone consultation will continue to be available for all patients who require assistance at this time. Should further assessment or review be needed, then this will be organised.” Patients who require assistance are asked to please contact the practice on the normal numbers where there will be a doctor and advanced nurse practitioners available to help between 8 am and 6pm Monday to Friday. Kirkcowan Surgery will continue to operate as it has been.

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