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Palliative care unit’s first year

The Margaret Kerr Unit next to the Borders General Hospital is one year old now. Shown here is staff of the care unit. L-r, Julia Hume (Charge Nurse), Gillian Harkness (staff nurse), Dr Annabel Howell (Locum Consultant(sitting)) and Maggie McDougall  (Auxiliary Nurse).

The Margaret Kerr Unit next to the Borders General Hospital is one year old now. Shown here is staff of the care unit. L-r, Julia Hume (Charge Nurse), Gillian Harkness (staff nurse), Dr Annabel Howell (Locum Consultant(sitting)) and Maggie McDougall (Auxiliary Nurse).

More than 150 patients have been cared for in the year since the Margaret Kerr Unit opened at the Borders General Hospital.

Dr Annabel Howell, locum consultant in palliative medicine, said: “Despite the obvious sadness and grief experienced there, it is also a place filled with love, hope and laughter. The purpose-built environment enables us to ensure that the needs of our patients and their families are met, whatever stage of their journey they may be at.”

 

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