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Key Facts

Established in October 2015, the Dumfries & Galloway IJB’s strategic plan identified key challenges, including growing demand for carers to provide greater levels of support; increasing numbers of people with multiple long term conditions such as dementia; and difficulties presented by rural living to service delivery.

Reducing emergency admissions and delayed discharge are particular priorities in the area, given that in 2016, emergency admissions for people aged 85 and over had increased by 18% in four years, and the number of unnecessary bed days at the Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary, community and cottage hospitals increased from 3,042 in 2011-12 to 12,835 in 2014-15. As of July 2018 there were 33 GP surgeries in the region.

Key Officials

Chief Officer: Julie White
Chair: Penny Halliday
Vice Chair: Andy Ferguson

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