Health chiefs have a “robust plan” in place to deal with potential pressures over the winter months.
Chief officer Julie White will tell board members at a meeting on Monday that an added challenge this year will be moving to the new Dumfries Infirmary in December, but that they “are prepared”.
They have also made an asurance that there will be enough staff on duty over the festive period to deal with emergencies including a sudden increase in norovirus.
Ms White stated in a report: “The winter planning of NHS Dumfries and Galloway has been tested and refined through experience of recent challenging winters.
“The board is prepared for rapidly changing norovirus situations including the closure of multiple wards over a couple of days.”
She said the board will work with GP surgeries, care homes and NHS 24 to make sure patients needs are met over the winter.