St. Martha’s Regional Hospital will soon get a new Palliative Care inpatient unit. The Nova Scotia Health Authority has announced a local company, Tate
St. Martha’s Regional Hospital
Construction has been awarded the contract to build the unit, to be located on the hospital’s fourth floor. Work is expected to begin in mid-January. St. Martha’s Regional Hospital site lead Martha Cooper says it will be a dedicated unit with six beds.
The new unit will include space for families and volunteers.
The St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation has committed up 600-thousand dollars to fund capital costs, while the hospital auxiliarly will contribute up to 150-thousand dollars for furnishings and equipment.
The new unit will open later next year.
A major fund-raiser of the year for the St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Auxiliary is this weekend. It’s Mayfest, taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Bloomfield Centre at St. FX University.
One of the organizers of the event is Anne Brunelle. She says Mayfest will feature a mix of old favourites and some new attractions.
Money raised from Mayfest will used to purchase a specialized camera used for examinations in gynecology and obstetrics. If you have any items to donate for Mayfest, drop them off at the Bloomfield Centre Thursday from 9 to 9 and Friday from 9 to 7.