Christmas is a time of celebration but also a time of reflection.   NHS Borders are once again inviting people to dedicate a light on the tree of light either to remember those treasured people who have helped to light up your life or to mark a joyful event such as a wedding or a birth.  Dedications can be made to anyone regardless of whether you, or they, have had a connection with NHS Borders services.

It is a simple yet moving way of remembering those you love or have loved, and will also spread joy to the people who require some of our NHS Services this festive season.


With every light dedication, a donation is made to the NHS Borders’ charity, The Difference and used to help make the difference to patient care in the Borders by supporting projects and initiatives across our region that enhance our services or improve patient environments.

Those who dedicate a light will receive a special e-card which can be forwarded on to loved ones, and for those who give permission to do so, a list of dedications will appear on the NHS Borders website.

The lights will be switched on at a lighting ceremony on Thursday 6th December at 6.30pm at the Chaplaincy Centre at the BGH.

The list of dedications can be seen on the
NHS Borders website .