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The CT scanner at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre is now 10 years old and needs to be replaced. The manufacturer has advised that they will stop making parts for the current machine at the end of this year, and since the current machine is increasingly out of service for repair we know we will be unable to have it fixed early in 2016.
A CT scanner costs $1.245 million,
making it the most expensive
piece of equipment for which
The Health Foundation has
The provincial government has
agreed to pay half, and The
Health Foundation committed
to raising the other $645,000.
The new scanner will do
tremendous good because the
technology has changed so much
in the last 10 years. Our current
CT is a 16-slice machine and the new machine will be a 256-slice scanner, meaning it will provide our medical staff with a much more detailed view on which to base their diagnosis.
Last year 4,300 patients used the CT scanner at the Regional Hospital and many of them used the machine several times. Every year the number of patients needing a CT scan grows. This new machine will enable an earlier diagnosis of some cancers and heart conditions. It will save lives.
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The Health Foundation of East Central Saskatchewan, Inc. is a volunteer organization dedicated to being the leaders in continuously improving and expanding the quality of healthcare and medical services in east central Saskatchewan.
Our mission is to work in partnership with donors, the community, healthcare providers and government to raise and invest funds in capital and educational initiatives that will enhance healthcare services for our health region.
The Foundation is guided by a volunteer board, and operates independently from both the health region and government. It receives no money other than your much-appreciated donations.
The Health Foundation goal of raising $645,000 for the purchase and installation of a new CT scanner for the regional hospital has been reached, Ross Fisher, the Executive Director of The Health Foundation, announced on Jan. 22. The Foundation has been raising money since the beginning of 2015, and over the past year more than 2,500 donors, both individuals and organizations, have brought about the success of the campaign. Of those, 186 donors contributed $1,000 or more.
The new CT scanner will cost approximately $1,245,000, including the cost of renovations necessary to upgrade the power supply and put in a new cooling system for the CT, and taxes. The Health Foundation is committed to paying for 50% share of the machine and the renovations. The scanner has been ordered. It will take five to six weeks for the machine to be built and to be delivered, and once it arrives it will take three to four weeks to install, test and train staff on the new machine. There will be a period of about three weeks when we are without CT service during the transition.
See the photo gallery above for photos and details of donations made since early November. Donations were also made by the Doug and Terry Alberts, $3,000; Dick and Faye DeRyk, $2,100; The Travelling Outlaws Hockey Team: $1,567; John and Leanna Neufeld, $1,500; Knights of Columbus Council 2031: $1,000; Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood, $1,000; St. Henry's Rosary Sodality of Melville, $1,000; Culligan Yorkton, $1,000; Kamsack Registered Nurses, $1,000; Bernard and Karen Vogel of Pelly, $1,000; Logan Stevens Construction, $1,000; Cargill, $1,000; Hubbard Community Ladies, $500; and in memory of Hilda Weese, $5,000.