According to data collected by Public Health Scotland, 650 complaints were made about NHS Borders in the period 2022-23 – marking a 178 increase on 2021-22 (472 complaints).

In its own data, NHS Borders has highlighted five ‘top issues’ relating to complaints made about the health board.

In response to the Public Health Scotland data released last month, Border MP John Lamont, of the Conservatives, levied criticisms at the Scottish Government over its management of the health board and wider NHS in Scotland.

He said: “The crisis in Scotland’s NHS is getting worse. The SNP Government must take urgent action to prevent this concerning situation spiralling further.

“Despite the best efforts of hardworking NHS staff, patients are waiting far too long for essential and emergency treatment.

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