Photo L-R: Paul Rosebush - SBGHC President and CEO, Brittany Buehlow - Walkerton & District Hospital Foundation, Trevor Filsinger - SBGHC Manager, Diagnostic Imaging
Renovations will begin on January 30, 2018 for the replacement of the CT scanner at South Bruce Grey Health Centre’s Walkerton site.
The current 64-slice CT scanner was installed in June 2005, and has performed approximately 5,000 scans each year. The program serves patients from all communities served by SBGHC, including Durham, West Grey and neighbouring areas in Southern Grey and Bruce Counties. It provides emergency/trauma scans, cancer diagnosis and follow-up, and more. South Bruce Grey Health Centre was the first rural hospital corporation in the province to acquire a CT license and technology thanks to community support.
Through the generous support of the Chesley, Durham, Kincardine and Walkerton Hospital Foundations - who have all pledged generous support- South Bruce Grey Health Centre has purchased a Somatom Drive CT unit from SIEMENS Canada.
The new 256 slice CT scanner will feature significantly reduced radiation exposure for patients, expanded diagnostic technologies and applications, advanced diagnostic capabilities and improved image quality, and will be only the second deployment of this advanced technology in Ontario!
“The new CT scanner will provide our patients with the most advanced imaging available today", says Paul Rosebush, SBGHC President and CEO. “Our patients will continue to be well served locally and can be proud of the quality of imaging services available at SBGHC.”
“It will provide SBGHC’s Imaging Department with the necessary tools to continue offering the highest quality services to all our communities, and provide the innovation needed to advance rural healthcare,” explains Trevor Filsinger, Diagnostic Imaging Manager for South Bruce Grey Health Centre. “We are very grateful for the support of the Foundations and our communities.”
CT service delivery will continue during the renovations in an on-site mobile CT trailer. The new scanner is expected to be operational in June 2018.