A newly refurbished unit for stroke patients is now open for business in the Scottish Borders, and former patients have described the transformation as 'night and day'.
Its launch coincides with a campaign that is urging people to act fast if they suspect someone is having a stroke.
Kathryn Samson reports.
The recently refurbished NHS Borders Stroke Unit in Melrose has opened for business.
The new unit, based at the Borders General Hospital, will deliver a high level of care to patients who have suffered from strokes.