Palliative care unit’s first year

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; and the purpose-built environment enables us to ensure that the needs of all our patients and their families are met, whatever stage of their journey they may be at.”