The Hanover and District Hospital is getting its Christmas gift a little early.
The long awaited and much fought for CT scanner will soon arrive at the Hanover and District Hospital.
President and CEO Katrina Wilson says the renovation work to the room that will house the CT scanner is back on schedule and should be complete my mid December.
This will be followed by the room inspection by X-Ray Inspection Services under the Healing Arts Radiation Protection Act.
Mid December is also when the CT is set to arrive.
The CT itself will arrive in pieces and will have to be assembled.
It should be up and running in January.
Meanwhile staff training is well underway thanks to a partnership with the South Bruce Grey Health Services.
Staff have working along side CT staff at the Walkerton Hospital.
Wilson says Hanover staff are quickly learning and quite keen to continue training on Hanover’s CT machine once it is up and running in January.
The Hanover and District CT Scanner was made possible thanks to a generous 1.5 million dollar private donation by Henry and Barb Lansink, long time supporters of the Hospital.
Wilson is thrilled the CT will arrive before Christmas, she says a special grand opening ceremony will be planned for January with the machine open for the public come February.