A telephone fault at Borders General Hospital this morning means members of the public have been told to only contact via phone if it is a matter of urgency.
An NHS Borders spokeswoman said it was working on the problem, which has left the hospital with a limited service.
She added: “We would like to thank you for your patience during this time and we apologise for any inconvenience this may be causing.
“We are working with British Telecom to resolve this issue as soon as possible. However, in the mean time please check our website www.nhsborders.org.uk for further updates and alternative contacts.”