The South Bruce Grey Health Centre is vying for a CT scanner after the hospital's board of directors approved the submission of an application to the South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) for a CT scanner at the Kincardine hospital.
The Community Health Care Foundation has stepped forward and is committed to funding the complete cost of both the equipment and renovations, if the application is approved by the LHIN.
A business case demonstrated the reduction in transport costs will cover the new operational costs associated with the CT.
"Kincardine has the highest demand for CT scans from emergency department visits and inpatients across the four sites of SBGHC. In addition, SBGHC is currently incurring significant costs to transfer patients between Kincardine and Walkerton when a CT is required," states Michael Barrett, interim SBGHC President and CEO.
Future decisions will be required to confirm the timing of implementation, the model of scanner, and where the CT will be situated. These discussions will occur following a response from the LHIN.