It is full steam ahead for the Hanover and District Hospital CT Scanner project, the final Ministry signature needed to move the project forward has been received.
Hospital President Katrina Wilson says the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care is satisfied that the hospital has met the Ministry’s requirements, which means Hanover may proceed to tender the CT Scanner project.
This is a huge relief for the Hospital.
There was serious concern over whether or not the final approval would come through before Queen’s Park went into election mode.
A delay in approval would have put the project behind schedule by months.
With the Province’s blessing now in hand, the HDH has the green light to take the project to tender immediately.
The project involves converting the old X-Ray department into a CT Scanner Room.
Construction should begin in six weeks time.
The CT also needs to be ordered. Wilson says it takes three months to build a CT machine.
If all goes as planned she says the renovation work and CT will be put together in three months time.
This means the CT should be up and running by September.
Wilson says none of this would have been possible if it wasn't for the incredible generous donation of 1.5 million dollars from local philanthropists Barb and Henry Lansink to cover the project.
Wilson adds that since receiving the donation, HDH has only seen an increasing need for this vital piece of equipment that will reduce patient transfers, free up nursing staff, and give patients quicker diagnosis and treatment.