NHS Borders


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.

NHS Borders
TypeNHS board
Established2004
HeadquartersBorders General Hospital
Melrose
TD6 9BS[1]
Region servedScottish Borders
Area size4,732 square kilometres
Population110,200
Hospitals
Staff2,627 (2018/19)[2]
Websitewww.nhsborders.scot.nhs.uk

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.[3]

The board's Pharmacy Team won the Hospital Pharmacy Team of the Year Award at the 2017 Scottish Pharmacist Awards.[4]

Hospital Services


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. [5] 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. [6] 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. [7]

Kelso Community Hospital

Kelso 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. [8]

Knoll Hospital

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.[9]

Mental Health Services


Cauldshiels Ward

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.[10]

Melburn Lodge

Melburn Lodge is a 16 bedded unit providing care for dementia patients displaying symptoms of stress and distress. Melburn Lodge is a community site, located within the grounds of the Borders General Hospital.[11]

Former hospitals


Former hospitals include Coldstream Cottage Hospital.[12]

References


  1. "Contact Us". NHS Borders. Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  2. "Annual Report and Accounts 2018/19" (PDF). NHS Borders. Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  3. "No 'hidden agenda' in NHS Borders health review". BBC News. 23 February 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  4. "BGH Pharmacists have prescription for success at awards". Border Telegraph. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  5. "Patients & visitors". www.nhsborders.scot.nhs.uk.
  6. "Hawick Community Hospital". www.nhsborders.scot.nhs.uk.
  7. "Patients & visitors". www.nhsborders.scot.nhs.uk.
  8. "Patients & visitors". www.nhsborders.scot.nhs.uk.
  9. "Patients & visitors". www.nhsborders.scot.nhs.uk.
  10. Cauldshiels Ward www.nhsborders.scot.nhs.uk.
  11. "Patients & visitors". www.nhsborders.scot.nhs.uk.
  12. "Coldstream Cottage Hospital". Historic Hospitals. Retrieved 27 December 2018.