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Support for hospice plan

A rural director is completely behind a proposed new hospice in Castlegar.

With 300 palliative patients dying every year in regional acute care beds, a hospice would take care of some of that load.

It would also benefit taxpayers.

A hospital bed can cost upwards of $1,000 a day while a hospice one is normally around $300.

Andy Davidoff believes the new facility deserves strong consideration.

The proposed 10 bed hospice would be built in Castlegar and capable of treating around 150 patients a year.

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