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Dr. Jerry Farrell, Medical Director of Palliative Care,
Pictou County Health Authority


From storage room to the realization of a dream

Most people walk by a storage area and see just that – a storage area. Not Dr. Gerry Farrell. The former family doctor and now Medical Director of Palliative Care with Pictou County Health Authority, didn’t see a storage area at the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow when he walked by. Instead, he envisioned a warm and welcoming place where palliative care patients and their families could go for treatment and support. This was in 2004. 

Two years later, Dr. Farrell’s vision was realized when the former storage area was transformed into the first specially designed, dedicated palliative care unit in Nova Scotia.

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