Concerns about a three month outbreak of a sickness bug at the Borders General Hospital have been raised in the Scottish Parliament.
Norovirus has lead to the closure of one ward and restrictions on another.
MSP Christine Grahame says it is taking too long to resolve the issue and raised the issue during First Minister's Questions. First Minister Alex Salmond said he would ask the Scottish Health Secretary to look into it.
A motorcyclst has been treated in hospital after being thrown from his machine in a single vehicle accident in the Scottish Borders.
The 21-year-old male came off his bike on the A68 road between Lauder and Oxton near to the junction with the A697 around 2pm yesterday (April 18).
The road was closed and diversions put in place while the emergency services were at the scene.The motorcyclist was taken to Borders General Hospital with what are described as "non life-threatening injuries."
The Norovirus outbreak in continuing to affect wards in Borders General Hospital and Haylodge Hospital in Peebles.
Ward 10 in Borders General Hospital remains closed. The Border Stroke unit and Wards 4 and 7 each have one bay closed also.
Haylodge Hospital in Peebles has reopened today with two bays remaining closed.
Visiting continues to be discouraged and and the general advice is to stay away from the hospital if you or anyone in your family has experienced symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting in the past 48 hours.
This advice applies especially to children.
Friends and family of patients in all wards are asked to limit their visits to no more than 2 at any one time.
Ward 10 at the Borders General Hospital remains closed to admissions due to the confirmed presence of Norovirus.
In addition two sections of Ward 12 and one in Ward 4 are currently closed due to gastro-intestinal symptoms.
Visitors to Ward 10 are strongly discouraged and the general advice is to stay away from the hospital if you or anyone in your family has experienced symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting in the past 48 hours.