As part of an ongoing commitment to enhancing the care available at health-care facilities, the Province is investing in new diagnostic equipment, including a replacement CT scanner at Brandon Regional Health Centre (BRHC). Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen provided details of the latest province-wide investments in diagnostic equipment on June 23.
The main CT scanner at BRHC was decommissioned in mid-June and service utilizing the new GE scanner equipment is expected to resume toward the end of July. In the meantime, the CT scanner in Nuclear Medicine is being used to provide service to both inpatients and outpatients.
“Ensuring diagnostic equipment is reliable and ensures timely access to quality care for Manitoba patients are high priorities as we continue to implement the recommendations of Manitoba’s first provincial clinical and preventive services plan,” said Petr Kresta, chief operating officer of diagnostic services, Shared Health.
“Investments in this vital equipment will ensure we continue to meet the needs of Manitoba’s growing and aging population.”
In late 2018, Shared Health and the Province established a second MRI Unit within Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) with the addition of the new diagnostic service within Dauphin Regional Health Centre. The other MRI Unit within PMH is located within BRHC.
For additional information on the announcement, visit https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/
The room is prepared for the new CT Scanner
The CT scanner in Nuclear Medicine is being used to provide service to both inpatients and outpatients