Antigonish’s mayor says a new palliative care unit for the area is phenomenal.
Officials at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish started admitting patients to the new six-bed unit last week.
After Monday night’s monthly meeting, Laurie Boucher, the town’s mayor, said she was impressed when she went to the official opening.
“To see the work that went into this area and the care and the compassion that our families are going to have when they’re going through one of the hardest times of their lives- it’s comforting to know that we have that facility there for our residents.”
The hospital previously had nine palliative care beds, but they were spread out in the midst of a medical-surgical unit.
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