Over 5,000 CT scans are performed annually at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre's Walkerton Site, serving a diverse patient population in Southern Bruce and Grey Counties for emergency/trauma scans, cancer diagnosis and follow-up, and more.
The current General Electric VCT 64-slice CT scanner was installed in June 2005 with a life expectancy of approximately 10 years. Having reached 'end of life', the scanner is experiencing increasing downtime due to maintenance requirements, impacting patient care.
The CT scanner will be replaced in 2017 with state-of-the-art new equipment, featuring:
- Significantly reduced radiation
- New innovative diagnostic technologies and expanded applications
- Advanced diagnostic capabilities
- Improved image quality, allowing for more accurate diagnosis
- Faster scan time
The Walkerton & District Hospital Foundation has committed to raising $1.2 million towards the new CT scanner over the next 2 years. The 2 year campaign begins April 1st, 2017. Please help us reach our goal!