It is a sign that the Christmas season is ahead of us. The 25th Light Up a Life campaign took place Tuesday at the Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH) in Cobourg, Ontario.

This year, the NHH Foundation plans to raise $ 150,000 to acquire new operations such as gastroscopes, colonoscopes, and flexible fiber optics, just to name a few.

"Much of my practice is performing endoscopic procedures, such as colonoscopy and gastroscopy," Dr. Alison Tilley, a hospital surgeon and campaign chair this year. "It's a big part of general surgery here at Northumberland Hills Hospital."

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Dr. Tilley joined NHH in 2016. She says that advances in surgical technologies show dramatic results in patient recovery.

"New technologies help us to see better. This can help us to change our work and achieve better surgical results. " Tilley. "All of these techniques help our patients recover. They are not in the hospital for so long. You have less pain and fewer complications. "

Since the campaign began in 1993, more than $ 2.5 million has been raised for the Foundation, which is acquiring new equipment for the hospital, which includes new beds, anesthesia machines, and scope of operations.

"The government does not finance medical devices. Our goal is for the community to support the hospital that supports them. The community is very generous, "said Adrienne Burns, top management of the foundation.

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In addition to donations, there are also events supporting the campaign, including Reindeer Walk / Walk on December 1 and Family Christmas at Spry Christmas Tree Farm on December 8.

The campaign runs in February.

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