NHS Borders is one of the fourteen health boards within NHS Scotland. It provides healthcare services for the Scottish Borders, the south east region of Scotland. NHS Borders is headquartered in Melrose.
|Region served||Scottish Borders|
|Area size||4,732 square kilometres|
In February 2015 it announced a review of its services. A petition against any move to shut hospital sites in Peebles, Duns, Hawick and Kelso gathered more than 4,000 signatures of support though no proposals to close any have yet appeared.
NHS Borders provides both acute and community care within the Scottish Borders, with the main acute site offer bed capacity for approximately 330 patients.
Borders General Hospital
The Borders General Hospital is NHS Border's acute hospital, located in near Melrose in the Scottish Borders. Known locally as the "BGH", The Borders General Hospital offers a range of acute inpatient services, including a Departement for Medicine of the Elderly, pre/peri/post natal services and a Stroke Unit. The BGH has a bed capacity of 328. A 24-hour Accident and Emergency Service is offered within the BGH.
Hawick Community Hospital
Hawick Community Hospital offers a range of services to the Hawick Community. Within the hospital, there are 23 inpatient beds, for step down and rehabilitation care; a day unit, offering care for older patients suffering from dementia and mental health conditions. Hawick Community Hospital also offers a 24-hour Minor Injuries Unit.
Hay Lodge Hospital
Hay Lodge Hospital is located in the Border town of Peebles. The hospital has a 23 bedded inpatient unit, along with a 24-hour minor injuries unit, GP Treatment Rooms and consultant led clinics in a range of clinical specialties.
Kelso Community Hospital
The Community Hospital in Kelso is a 23-bedded unit offering care to patients requiring rehabilitation, assessment and palliative care. Kelso Community Hospital also offers a 24-hour minor injuries unit.
Knoll Hospital is located in the border town of Duns. The hospital has a 23 bedded inpatient unit, along with a 24-hour minor injuries unit, GP Treatment Rooms and consultant led clinics in a range of clinical specialties.
Mental Health Services
The Cauldshiels Ward is a 14 bedded unit which cares for older adults with dementia who are acutely ill or have suffered a crisis due to their condition. Cauldshiels is a community site, located within the grounds of the Borders General Hospital.
- "No 'hidden agenda' in NHS Borders health review". BBC News. 23 February 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- "BGH Pharmacists have prescription for success at awards". Border Telegraph. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2017.