11/15/2014 01:41 EST | Updated 01/15/2015 05:59 EST

New multi-million dollar oncology unit opens at New Brunswick hospital

MONCTON, N.B. - A new multi-million dollar oncology unit in a New Brunswick hospital is officially open.

Officials say the 17,000 square-foot facility at the Moncton Hospital will provide more access to care for cancer patients.

The Friends of the Moncton Hospital Foundation contributed $6 million towards the new clinic, and the provincial government chipped in $3.5 million.

The clinic will begin receiving patients later this month.