NHS Dumfries and Galloway

NHS Dumfries and Galloway (Scottish Gaelic: Bòrd SSN Dùn Phris agus an Gall-Ghaidhealaibh) is the health board serving the Dumfries and Galloway region. It is one of the fourteen regions of NHS Scotland. NHS Dumfries & Galloway provides health care and promotes healthy living for the people of Dumfries and Galloway.

Dumfries and Galloway
Bòrd SSN Dùn Phris agus an Gall-Ghaidhealaibh
Region servedDumfries and Galloway
Area size6,216 square kilometres
HospitalsList of hospitals

The population served is just 146,500, but within a large geographical area of about 2,400 square miles (6,200 km2). Dumfries and Galloway stretches from Langholm in the East to Stranraer in the West, and from Kirkconnel and Carsphairn in the North down to the Solway Coast. There are a number of Community Hospitals throughout the region, and an intermediate unit (including maternity services and medical & surgical beds) in Stranraer.[1]

The board has been building an electronic shared cared record using Graphnet software which is designed to integrate primary and secondary care data for its patients in real time using its software.[2]

Its headquarters are at Crichton Hall, Dumfries.

Board Members

The following people are on the Board:[3]

  • Chairman – Vacant
  • Vice Chairman – Penny Halliday
  • Non Executive – Lesley Bryce
  • Non Executive – Nick Mitchell
  • Non Executive – Melissa Gunn
  • Non Executive – Laura K Douglas
  • Non Executive – Grace Cardozo
  • Chief Executive – Jeff Ace
  • Medical Director – Dr Ken Donaldson
  • Director of Nursing – Eddie Docherty
  • Director of Finance – Katy Lewis
  • Interim Directors of Public Health – Michele McCoy
  • Employee Director – Stephen Hare
  • Chair, Area Clinical Forum – Lorna Carr
  • Local Authority – Andy Fergusson


Within Dumfries
Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary   Midpark Hospital   Nithbank Hospital

Outwith Dumfries
Annan Hospital   Castle Douglas Hospital   Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer   Kirkcudbright Hospital   Lochmaben Hospital   Moffat Hospital   Newton Stewart Hospital   Thomas Hope Hospital, Langholm   Thornhill Hospital



  1. Dumfries and Galloway NHS – About Us
  2. "Scottish NHS overhauls care record system". ITProPortal. 17 July 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  3. "Board Members". NHS Dumfries and Galloway. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
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