Written By: Tuesday, April 18th 2017

Hanover residents make their way to Dutton, ON for the South West LHIN board meeting. Photo courtesy of HDH Foundation Twitter.

Great news for Hanover residents as the South West LHIN has voted to endorse Hanover and District Hospital’s application for a CT Scanner.

Two buses with 70 Hanover residents rode down to the board meeting to show their support after the staff at the LHIN were recommending not endorsing the application.

Staff at the LHIN believed the hospital could not sustain the CT Scanner and having two between Hanover and Walkerton would cause duplication of services.

The Board of Directors voted in favour 7-2 to change the motion and endorse the application with many stating there was enough evidence to support the CT Scanner and supported the idea it would enhance the quality of care for patients in Hanover.

Henry and Barb Lansink have donated $1.5 million for the CT Scanner and Henry says he is overjoyed with this news.

He tells Dock News having the CT Scanner will make health care easier for everyone in their area.

Foundation Coordinator Angela Wainscott says this will have a huge impact on the Hanover hospital and will give doctors the tools to do what they need to do to give the best care on site.

Hanover will now have to wait for the final approval from the Ministry of Health.