A rally is being held in Stranraer today in support of the Galloway Community Hospital.
Protesters will be gathering in Castle Square at noon.
The event will coincide with rallies in other rural parts of Scotland which aim to put pressure on the NHS in Scotland to maintain health services in smaller communities.
In July, one of the Galloway Community Hospital's two in-patient wards was closed for a week.
There has also been criticism of the lack of anaesthetic cover in the emergency department of the hospital over the summer.
Bosses put the problems at the hospital down to staffing issues.
NHS Dumfries and Galloway refused to comment on today's rally.
Controversial plans for closing a Dumfries dental clinic have been given the go-ahead.
The closure of Lochside Dental Clinic has been approved by NHS Dumfries and Galloway's Board.
Controversial plans for closing a Dumfries dental clinic could be given the go-ahead today.
The Lochside Dental Clinic is facing the axe in a bid to save money.
NHS Dumfries and Galloway's Board has been recommended to approve the closure.
Protestors have gathered outside a meeting that was called to address concerns about Galloway Community Hospital.
The meeting took place at Stranraer Library, and was organised after local people raised concerns about a number of issues, including one of the hospital's two in-patient wards being closed for a week, earlier this month.
There has also been criticism of the lack of anaesthetic cover in the emergency department of the hospital.
NHS Dumfries & Galloway have been addressing people's concerns throughout the day at the meeting, and also in a statement online.
A spokesperson for NHS Dumfries & Galloway has said the cyber attack "heightened awareness" on communication amongst staff.
Only two GP practices were affected by the 'ransomware' attack.
Families in Stranraer are having to travel more than 70 miles to Dumfries to see their loved ones, after the town's Darataigh dementia unit closed.
They say they have been told the facility will be permanently shut.
But NHS Dumfries and Galloway bosses haven't confirmed that the closure is permanent, saying only that the boiler had broken down:
A group of junior doctors who started their careers in Dumfries have written and starred in their own recruitment rap to encourage other medics to work in the town.
In a spoof of rapper Jay Z's hit 99 Problems, they penned their own version called "99 Problems (but Dumfries ain't one!)
Since it was uploaded the video has proved something of a hit being viewed thousands of times on YouTube.
While the doctors have now moved on to work in Glasgow, they're keen to promote Dumfries and Galloway as a good place for medical staff to work.
NHS grounds in Dumfries and Galloway are to become smoke free from March 31.