THE gynaecology ward at Borders General Hospital is set to close at the end of this month.

But health bosses have reassured staff there will be no job losses.

Ward 16 has been running "at reduced capacity" in recent months.

However the health board insists the closure will not affect the level of care provided.

A spokesperson for NHS Borders told us: "We can confirm that Ward 16 at the Borders General Hospital will be closing at the end of June. 

"The ward has been operating at reduced capacity for a number of months and a recent bed modelling exercise identified that these beds could be safely closed without impacting on our ability to admit patients who need inpatient care in the hospital. 

"There remains flexibility in our bed base to provide additional capacity during periods of increased need.

"NHS Borders operates a no redundancy policy so there will be no job losses. 

"We are working with staff currently based in Ward 16 to ensure that they will be supported to undertake their roles in other areas across NHS Borders."