Construction is now underway on the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre’s new palliative care unit.
These rooms will be private, allow for more family and friends to be together, all while making the families last moments together as comfortable as possible.
The unit is being named the ‘Jeremy Snook Memorial Palliative Suites’ after the majority of the funding came from Brian and Gail Snook who lost their son Jeremy to brain cancer back in 2013.
They’ve hosted multiple events which helped the hospital reach their $1.7 million goal.
The unit, on the third floor of the NLRHC, will consist of three suites which include a patient room, a family room, and a shared bathroom. There will also be a secure family lounge to allow a quiet refuge.
Meanwhile, the Health Foundation also received three $250,000 donations from RE/MAX Fort McMurray, Imperial Oil, and Dan and Janet Fouts who will have each of the suites named after them.
Construction is expected to be completed in around 10 months.