There were more than 400 assaults on nurses in the Scottish Border in 2018.
The majority of the incidents involved physical aggression by patients while 13 were regarded as improper sexual behaviour.
On seven occasions, weapons were involved in the attacks and three people had to be physically restrained.
Dental Nurse 1
Nursery Nurse 1
Security Staff 10
Senior Charge Nurse/Charge Nurse 8
Staff Grade 1
Unqualified Nurse/Midwife 33
Nicky Berry Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Acute Services says NHS Borders is working to investigate each incident. She said: "Those figures are shocking. NHS Borders staff should be able to perform their duties without any fear of violent, aggression or abusive acts.
"We have a zero tolerance with NHS Borders and we will investigate every incident and support our staff appropriately."