Canowindra Soldiers Memorial Hospital has received $50,000 in funding from the state government to refurbish the health service’s palliative care facilities.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the project will help bring comfort to people at the end of life, along with their families and carers.

“At Canowindra Soldiers Memorial Hospital the money will help refresh a patient room, lounge, kitchenette, bathroom area and outdoor space,” Ms Cooke said.

“The refurbishments at the historic hospital will make sure that the building retains its heritage while still allowing a modern, comfortable facility for delivering palliative care services.”

This upgrade is one of 34 palliative care facilities to be refurbished over the next two years, at a total of $5.5 million across NSW.

“This work helps create a more home-like environment and brings dignity and comfort to patients, families and carers,” Ms Cooke said.

“This is wonderful for the Canowindra community, many of whom live and work in the communities of the Cootamundra electorate.”