New palliative care unit opens at St Martha's Regional Hospital in Antigonish

A new palliative care unit at St Martha's Regional Hospital in Antigonish was officially opened Friday.

The renovation, which began in January, created a six-bed palliative care unit.

St Martha's Regional Hospital Foundation contributed $600,000 for capital costs, while St Martha's Regional Hospital Auxiliary donated $150,000 in furnishings and equipment.

In addition to medical equipment and necessary staff space requirements, the new unit includes areas for families and volunteers.