Written By: Monday, September 11th 2017

Hanover residents show their support for the CT Scanner on their way to the SouthWest LHIN meeting

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has confirmed the support for Hanover and District Hospital to implement an own funds capital project to install the proposed new CT Scanner.

The Ministry has granted approval to proceed to the next stages of this project, which includes the room renovations and overall program design for the CT scanner.

The initial application for the purchase and installation of a CT scanner followed the incredible philanthropic donation of $1.5 million from long-time supporters of HDH, Henry and Barb Lansink.

“This scanner will improve patient care for everyone in the region, and reduce overall costs for the hospital,” said Katrina Wilson, President & CEO at the Hanover & District Hospital. “Patients at HDH will no longer need to be transported to another hospital for CT service, saving patients time and hardship. Plus, those transportation savings can be redirected back into direct patient care.” Foundation Board Chair Mark Rogan agrees “Once it is up and running the significance for patients will be obvious.”

The SouthWest LHIN endorsed the application against the recommendation from staff following widespread support from the area in favour of the Scanner.